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China launches first low-Earth-orbit satellite

China launched its first low-Earth-orbit satellite at 7:51 am on Saturday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province, making substantial progress in the country's construction of a satellite communications system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/22 13:25:21

Saturn is eating away its icy rings: NASA

The United States space agency NASA confirmed that Saturn is quickly losing its rings due to the planet's magnetic field.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:10:35

Virgin Galactic's spaceplane successfully tests edge of space

US spaceflight company Virgin Galactic's spaceplane SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to suborbital space during a test flight on Thursday from Mojave in the western US state of California, reaching an altitude of 51.4 miles (82.7 km).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 15:14:10

Cyberthreat Centre Reveals What Cyberattack on Moscow Cable Car Was Designed For

The cyberattack on the Moscow cable car was designed to extort money for a decryption key, Nikolai Murashov, deputy director of the Russian National Cyberthreat Response Centre, said Tuesday.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:40:48

Chang'e-4: 'First Landing is Milestone in Space Exploration' – Professor

Chinese aircraft Chang'e-4 is set to land on the dark side of the moon for the first time. Radio Sputnik discussed the mission with Ian Crawford, professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:38:04

NASA Rejected Russia's Proposal to Jointly Probe Hole in Soyuz - Source

NASA did not accept the invitation of the Russian side to hold a joint investigation of August's incident when a hole was discovered in the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, a source in the space industry told Sputnik.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/13 20:29:55

China's Chang'e-4 probe enters lunar orbit

China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 6:57:55

Chinese scientists eye transforming Mars after successful sand-control

Herdsmen in Dalad Banner of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north China, have long suffered from sandstorms. A gust of wind could force people to close their eyes. Sand buried large areas of pasture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:35:54

China launches seven small satellites for Internet of Things

A series of seven small satellites expected to serve for wildlife protection, field emergency rescue, vehicle and ship monitoring and logistics tracing were launched into space at noon Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 13:36:10

China launches two satellites for Saudi Arabia

China launched two satellites for Saudi Arabia on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:52:10

124-year-old Victorian telescope to be restored in New Zealand

One of the world's most famous Victorian telescopes will be restored and available for public viewing in autumn 2019 in Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island after spending five decades in storage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:43:30

Global carbon emissions hit record high: report

Carbon dioxide emissions around the world are set to increase to an all-time high in 2018, a report has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 12:07:48

SpaceX rocket sends worms, liquid fuel to Int'l Space Station

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was launched on Wednesday on a way to bring worms, liquid fuel and other new experiments to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 7:12:48

Scientists Learn How to Predict Space Radiation Levels

Experts from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the University of Oulu, Finland, and the St. Petersburg-based Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have compared the effect of cosmic ray solar modulation, as recorded by neutron monitors and the PAMELA satellite experiment.
Source: sputniknews.com | 2018/12/4 19:18:46

NASA's spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu

The United States space agency NASA's spacecraft OSIRIS-REx rendezvoused with its targeted ancient asteroid Bennu on Monday after a two-year space travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 8:50:36

Russia successfully launches manned spacecraft to ISS

Russia successfully launched the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday with three astronauts on board to the International Space Station (ISS) after a launch failure in October, Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 1:03:34

NASA's InSight sends signals to Earth after landing on Mars, deploys solar arrays

NASA's InSight spacecraft has sent signals to Earth after its successful landing on Mars, indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 2:03:52

NASA's spacecraft on course to land on Mars, scrutinizing its deep interior

The United States space agency NASA's spacecraft is slated to enter into and touch down on Mars on Monday, starting the first mission to study the deep interior of the Red Planet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/26 9:17:57