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Astronomers capture most distant star ever seen

American astronomers have captured the most distant normal star ever observed, some 9 billion light years from Earth, thanks to a rare cosmic alignment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:08:44

SpaceX launches spacecraft in resupply mission to Int'l Space Station

The United States space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Monday afternoon, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 9:02:36

Gravitational wave project makes public debut

Progress on the Tianqin project, a Chinese research project to detect gravitational waves, was revealed to the public on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 22:28:40

Tiangong-1 achieved milestone in history of aerospace: expert

Tiangong-1 has completed its main tasks and remains a significant milestone of Chinese aerospace history, a Chinese specialist said as the country bid farewell to its first space lab, which re-entered the Earth on Monday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 21:58:40

US military confirms Tiangong-1's re-entry

The US Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) confirmed that Tiangong-1, China's experimental space lab, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at about 5:16 p.m. PST (0016 April 2 GMT) Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 11:35:11

Tiangong-1: pioneer of China' s space station

China's experimental space lab, Tiangong-1, has been mostly burned up as it reentered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, but its life as a pioneer of China's future space station is memorable.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 10:23:56

Tiangong-1 reenters Earth's atmosphere

Tiangong-1, China' s experimental space lab, reentered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:15 a.m. on Monday, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 9:21:47

Tiangong-1 to re-enter Earth's atmosphere on April 2

Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere on April 2, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/2 6:21:53

India's communications satellite GSAT-6A suffers setback: local media

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) communication satellite GSAT-6A has suffered a serious setback, local television news channel NDTV reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 13:57:38

China launches high resolution earth observation satellites

China on Saturday launched three Gaofen-1 imaging satellites as part of the country's high-definition earth observation project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:40:38

SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium on used rocket

US private spaceflight company SpaceX launched 10 communications satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications on a used Falcon 9 rocket from California on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/31 7:18:58

China's astronaut training in final stages

Chinese astronauts have begun comprehensive space station training, marking the final step in China's human space project, specialist noted.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/30 23:08:41

2 astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalk outside Int'l Space Station: NASA

Two NASA astronauts performed a 6-hour spacewalk Thursday outside the International Space Station, according to the United States space agency NASA.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/30 9:28:48

China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space

China on Friday sent twin satellites into space with a single carrier rocket, adding two more members for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/30 8:31:25

China's Tiangong-1 space lab could reenter Earth as soon as Sunday: authorities

The re-entry of Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, could take place as soon as this Sunday, give or take a day, and will not cause any damage to the ground, according to the Chinese military and space authorities on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 21:48:42

NASA plans to enhance view on Earth's frozen regions

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will enhance the view of Earth's frozen regions with two new satellite missions and an array of field research in 2018, the US space agency said Tuesday in a report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/28 12:34:20

China space laboratory expected to fall at month's end

China's first space lab is expected to fall back to Earth between March 31 and April 4 and should burn up in the atmosphere, China's space authorities said Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 20:38:39

New receivers to make China's radio telescope more sensitive to weaker signals

The ability of the world's largest aperture-filled radio telescope, the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), will become more sensitive to radio signals with the help of 19 new beam receivers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 22:03:39