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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: Globaltimes.cn | 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: Globaltimes.cn | 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: Globaltimes.cn | 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: Globaltimes.cn | 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

China completes new large solar telescope

Scientists from from the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that they have built the country's first and one of the world's largest solar telescope, to better observe and forecast solar activity.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/25 13:37:01

China launches new BeiDou navigation satellite

China launched a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 7:55 p.m. Monday (Beijing Time), only one step away from completing the whole global system.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/10 9:13:21

China's Chang'e-4 maps image of subsurface on lunar far side

China's spacecraft Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon has revealed what lurks below the lunar surface and how it might evolve, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/27 8:20:35

China launches 4 new technology experiment satellites

China sent four new technology experiment satellites into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/20 7:32:03

SpaceX rocket launches 5th batch of 60 internet satellites into space

US private space company SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build at minimum a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 9:15:49

China's lunar rover travels 367 meters on moon's far side

China's lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2) has driven 367.25 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/4 11:22:05

2 female NASA astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade battery

Two female US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, upgrading the battery for one channel on one pair of the station's solar arrays.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/21 7:44:47

China successfully verifies drag-free satellite control technology

China recently completed an in-flight verification for satellite drag-free control technology, marking a step forward in the country's space-based gravitational wave detection program.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/20 3:57:37

China makes major breakthrough in space propulsion technology

China has made a major breakthrough in the development of the Hall-effect thruster (HET), an important space propulsion technology.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/19 8:22:56

Two female US astronauts complete spacewalk, replacing batteries

Two female US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, replacing batteries on the station's port truss.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/16 8:08:28

Ethiopia seeks enhanced space science cooperation with China

Ethiopia seeks to boost space science cooperation with China to forge a long term partnership, an Ethiopian official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/14 11:12:03