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China launches 1st lunar sample return mission, aims for multiple breakthroughs in aerospace history

The Long March-5 Y5, China's state-of-the-art carrier rocket and strongest member of the Long March launch vehicle family, blasted off early Tuesday morning from the Wenchang Space Launch Center located in South China's Hainan Province, successfully sending the Chang'e-5 lunar probe into planned orbit.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 5:07:19

China launches Chang'e-5 mission via Long March-5 rocket to retrieve Moon rocks

China launches Chang'e-5 mission via Long March-5 rocket to retrieve Moon rocks.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 4:30:32

China's Mars probe travels over 300 million km

China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 had traveled more than 300 million km by early Tuesday morning (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/17 14:03:50

NASA, SpaceX target Nov. 14 for historic manned mission to space station

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program, NASA announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/28 11:11:31

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of moon

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/10/27 14:13:55

China launches 2 environmental monitoring satellites for emergency responses

China successfully launched two environmental monitoring satellites at 11:23 am on Sunday via a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 18:04:53

China launches HY-2C ocean observation satellite

China successfully launched its HY-2C ocean-observation satellite into planned orbit on Monday afternoon via a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 14:00:55

China's first Mars probe Tianwen-1 completes mid-course correction

China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe successfully completed its orbital correction for a second time as of 11:00 pm Sunday Beijing time, after 60 days into its journey to the Red Planet, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday morning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 9:49:56

China, UAE eye space ties after launching Mars probes: envoy

After China and the United Arab Emirates launched probes to Mars this summer, a possible living space for mankind, the UAE Ambassador to China said Thursday he sees great potential for cooperation, as China and the UAE have moved humanity to further levels of advancement.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/6 22:39:09

NASA astronauts splash down in the Gulf of Mexico

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule returned from the International Space Station and splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 pm ET Sunday: NASA
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/3 2:57:41

China successfully launches first Mars mission

China launched a Mars probe on Thursday, designed to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission, taking the first step in its planetary exploration of the solar system.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/23 20:14:53

Launch window for last BDS-3 satellite set for 9:43 am Tuesday: mission command

The final satellite in China's BeiDou system is set to be launched 9:43 am Tuesday. The launch was previously postponed due to technical issues found at pre-launch test on June 16.
Source: | 2020/6/23 7:10:36

Launch of final BeiDou satellite delayed to indefinite date as problems found with rocket

Launch of final satellite of China's indigenous BeiDou system has been delayed to indefinite date as technical problems were found with the Long March-3B rocket in pre-launch tests: authorities
Source: | 2020/6/16 7:05:53

China forms first satellite network for civil maritime affairs with latest successful launch

China successfully sent a newly developed maritime environment monitoring satellite into orbit at 2:31 am on Thursday, forming the country's first satellite network for civil maritime affairs, which the developer said would bring the country to forefront of the world in terms of marine remote sensing capability, and also a step forward toward being a space power.
Source: | 2020/6/11 2:57:12

NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts to space

NASA and SpaceX launched Crew Dragon spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, carrying two American astronauts to the International Space Station.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/31 3:29:47

China launches new tech observation satellites

China sent two new experimental technology satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province early on Saturday.
Source: | 2020/5/30 4:50:50

NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch for weather reason

NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/5/28 4:32:48

China's lunar rover travels over 424 meters on moon's far side

China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has driven 424.455 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/1 15:38:10