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China speeds up research, commercialization of space shuttles

China will accelerate research and commercial use of rocket upper stages, a carrier rocket official said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/24 16:44:55

China to set 300-plus-satellite constellation to serve communication

China will establish a constellation of more than 300 low-orbit satellites to provide global communication services, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 23:23:47

SpaceX launches 1st of its broadband internet satellites

US private flight company SpaceX on Thursday launched its first two test satellites for its global broadband internet-in-space project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 8:06:18

SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 rocket launch due to high-altitude winds

SpaceX called off an attempted launch of its Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday morning due to strong high-altitude winds and is slated to launch its first Starlink broadband satellites on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/22 9:24:37

Israel Mars simulation: spacesuits, isolation and soil samples

"We're going to Mars!" "Astronaut" Jacqueline Fay told CGTN as she exited the 50x50-meter Mars pod she and five other space explorers had shared for four days.
Source: CGTN | 2018/2/21 13:27:56

SpaceX to launch first of its global internet satellites

SpaceX plans to launch its first demonstration satellite Wednesday for its internet-in-space project. It plans eventually to have thousands of small satellites delivering broadband access around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/21 8:42:52

Mars is recreated in Israeli desert

Israeli analog astronauts take part in the D-Mars project at the Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station in the Negev Desert near Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on Feb. 18, 2018. A four-day-long Mars habitat experiment by six Israeli scientists ended on Sunday in the country's Negev desert.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 1:36:23

NASA's Senior Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps finding surprises

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, recently used its navigation camera to take the component images of possible "rock stripes," NASA said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 16:14:37

Two engineers finish 6-hour spacewalk to fix robotic arm

Two engineers on the International Space Station (ISS) completed the 208th spacewalk lasting 5 hours and 57 minutes to repair the Canadian-built robotic arms on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/17 12:43:54

Moon palace participants won't be home for Spring Festival

Four college students in Beijing share a unique reason they're unable to make it home for Spring Festival this year; they are participants in simulated moon colony.
Source: Agencies - Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:11:58

Long March rockets on ambitious mission in 2018

The Long March-3B rocket launched Monday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province marked the seventh successful mission of the Long March rocket series since the beginning of 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 11:25:36

NASA ends pioneering pollution sensor

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ended the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer's (TES) almost 14-year career of discovery on Jan. 31, the US space agency said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 10:54:42

2018 to see high intensity launches as China's aerospace industry steps up a gear

The year 2018 will witness more China-made satellites being sent into space with greater frequency, which will incentivize China to produce more rockets effectively and also show the strength of China's aerospace industry, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 17:16:09

US to commercialize the International Space Station: NASA

American space agency NASA said in its 2019 Fiscal Year Budget Estimates released on Monday that the direct federal government support of the International Space Station (ISS) will be ended in 2025 with a transition to commercialization of low Earth orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 8:43:34

China sent twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into orbit

China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 20:47:20

NASA woos atomic clock for deep space navigation

For 20 years, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been perfecting the Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC), an instrument perfect for deep space exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 23:00:32

Two small asteroids safely passing Earth

Two small asteroids are safely passing by Earth within one lunar distance this week, said a press release from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 22:47:03

SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket, taking Tesla Roadster to Mars

The private US space flight company SpaceX on Tuesday launched the world's most powerful operational rocket into space in a much-hyped demonstration mission deemed to have the potential to bring a revolution in the space industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 8:30:30