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Japan's space agency postpones landing on asteroid of Hayabusa2 probe

Japan's space agency said Thursday it will postpone the landing of its Hayabusa2 space probe on the asteroid Ryugu until at least January from its initial touchdown scheduled for October.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/12 11:18:18

NASA probe on brink of solar system detects cosmic ray increase

American space agency NASA's probe, on a way to interstellar space, detected an increase in cosmic rays that originated outside the solar system, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 8:37:36

China's AC311A light utility helicopter completes plateau flight tests

China's newly-developed AC311A light utility helicopter has completed its plateau flight tests, according to its developer Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 15:56:30

Tiangong-2 space lab to remain in orbit until July 2019

China's space lab Tiangong-2 will continue to operate in orbit before it makes its return to Earth in July 2019 in a controlled manner, Zhu Zongpeng, the chief space lab designer, announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 17:58:40

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/26 9:46:13

China aims to explore polar regions of Moon by 2030

China plans to land on and explore the southern and northern polar regions of the Moon by 2030, according to an official of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/25 18:09:42

Morocco to launch 2nd Earth observation satellite in Nov.

Morocco will launch its second high-resolution Earth observation satellite in November, a local news website reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/23 18:23:58

China launches new marine satellite

China sent a new marine satellite into orbit Friday to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 13:35:52

China launches new twin BeiDou navigation satellites

China on Saturday successfully sent twin BeiDou navigation satellites into space on a single carrier rocket.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 17:08:58

Scientists confirm water ice on moon's surface for first time

For the first time, scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the moon's surface, US space agency NASA has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/24 18:18:25

Europe launches Aeolus satellite to map earth's winds

European satellite launch company Arianespace on Wednesday successfully launched a new weather satellite to measure Earth's winds on a global scale.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 11:55:00

China tests propulsion system of space station's lab capsules

Engineers have successfully tested the propulsion system of China's planned space station lab capsules, a key step in its space station program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 16:22:55

China completes 1st test on propulsion system for space experiment module

Chinese researchers have successfully completed the first test of the propulsion system for the experiment module of the country's planned space station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 22:09:48

NASA detects hydrogen "wall" surrounding solar system

NASA's spacecraft New Horizons has found new evidence of a "wall" of hydrogen at the edge of the solar system, encircling all the planets and objects orbiting the Sun.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 13:02:28

China unveils Chang'e-4 rover to explore Moon's far side

China's moon lander and rover for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land on the far side of the moon this year, was unveiled Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 8:43:52

China unveils Chang'e-4 rover to explore Moon's far side

China's moon lander and rover for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land on the far side of the moon this year, was unveiled Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 0:46:47

Perseid Meteor Shower in starry sky

Photo taken on Aug. 12, 2018 shows a flashing meteor during the Perseid Meteor Shower in the starry sky above the woods in Strigova, Croatia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/14 9:21:37

Britain in race to launch 2,000 satellites into space by 2030

British Business secretary Greg Clark said Thursday Britain was poised to compete for the launch of an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 21:51:20