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China emphasizes peaceful space exploration

China wants to improve space infrastructure and develop space sciences under the principle of creating peaceful cooperation in outer space, said an industry leader.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/7 14:20:30

China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope

China will develop and launch a two-meter-caliber space telescope, which will share the same orbit with the country's future space station, said Yang Liwei, deputy director of China Manned Space Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/7 14:01:54

China discloses Chang'e 5 lunar probe landing site

China's Chang'e 5 lunar probe is expected to land in the Mons Rumker region, and to take moon samples back to earth at the end of the year, according to a Chinese space official.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/7 13:59:20

China is making preparations for manned lunar landing

China is making preliminary preparations for a manned lunar landing mission, said Yang Liwei, deputy director general of China Manned Space Agency, in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/7 8:32:35

China to conduct at least four manned spaceflight missions in five years

China will carry out at least four manned spaceflight missions over about five years to build a space station, China's first astronaut Yang Liwei said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/6 20:45:42

China willing to cooperate in peaceful space exploration: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a letter of congratulations to the Global Space Exploration Conference, which opened Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/6 11:55:56

US-China space freeze may thaw with new commercial pathway

For the first time, the International Space Station (ISS) houses an experiment independently designed by China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/6 7:38:22

SpaceX Dragon carrying Chinese experiment arrives at space station

SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday, carrying for the first time an experiment independently designed by China and also supplies for the astronauts living in the orbiting laboratory.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/6 0:11:39

China's FTC-2000 aircraft export-version rolls off production line

The export version of the China-developed light versatile FTC-2000 aircraft rolled off the production line of the state-owned aircraft developer in Anshun in southwest China's Guizhou Province Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/5 19:52:24

Chinese submersible Jiaolong dives in Yap Trench

There will be five dives for Jiaolong in the Yap Trench, and the last dive is planned for June 12. The dives will focus on research in deep-sea biotic communities and gene resources, according to scientists on the ship Xiangyanghong 09.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/5 14:35:10

China prepares for first scientific project aboard Intl Space Station

When the Dragon capsule docks with the International Space Station (ISS) on June 6, devices from China for the country's first scientific research project will go aboard the ISS.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/4 17:21:17

SpaceX launches Chinese experiment, other supplies to space station

US space firm SpaceX on Saturday launched supplies to the International Space Station, including an experiment from a Chinese university that will test the effects of space environments on DNA.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/4 7:48:05

Solar mission

This presentation screen shot taken on Wednesday shows the Parker Solar Probe, a planned NASA robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the sun, flying toward the sun at William Eckhardt Research Center in Chicago. NASA announced the plan to launch the first mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere for the first time in summer 2018.
Source: IC | 2017/6/1 20:43:40

China's Landsat satellite imagery system up and running

China's Landsat satellite imagery reception system has come into full operation, enabling the country to receive satellite data from throughout its territory and up to 70 percent area of Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 15:29:08

Space junk ‘threatens satellites, economies’

The growing amount of fast-moving space debris orbiting the Earth could lead to catastrophic collisions with satellites, hurting economies, researchers warned Wednesday ahead of a summit to coordinate efforts to remove the junk.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/31 23:33:40

China's space telescope looking for gravitational wave breakthrough

Since the detection of gravitational waves, scientists have been eager to find electromagnetic signals corresponding to the gravitational waves. This will be an important task for China's space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to be launched soon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/30 11:25:36

China's space telescope to observe "big eaters" in universe

China's new space telescope to be launched soon will probe many mysteries of the universe, including the belching "big eaters" -- active galactic nuclei at the most remote edges of the universe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/29 14:21:06

Astronomers make largest-ever map of universe yet

Based entirely on the positions of quasars, an international collaboration of astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the Universe. It could also help improve our understanding of dark energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/29 10:51:45