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China's micro lunar orbiter crashes into Moon under control

China's micro lunar orbiter Longjiang-2 has crashed into the Moon under ground control after it completed its mission, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 14:19:41

NASA's TESS satellite uncovers 1st nearby "super-Earth"

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a mission designed to comb the heavens for exoplanets, has discovered its first potentially habitable world outside the solar system, according to a NASA release on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 11:07:15

NASA's TESS mission discovers three new worlds

NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has discovered three new worlds -- one slightly larger than Earth and two of a type not found in our solar system -- orbiting a nearby star, according to the US space agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 16:59:20

China-made solar-powered unmanned aircraft makes maiden flight

Photo taken on July 27, 2019 shows MOZI 2 solar-powered aircraft flying in the sky. After two years of research and development, the "MOZI 2" solar-powered unmanned aircraft, with independent intellectual property rights, successfully made its maiden flight at Moganshan airport in Deqing, east China's Zhejiang Province on July 27, according to its producer OXAI Aircraft Co., Ltd. on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/31 11:09:36

China successfully tests accurate landing of rocket debris

China has successfully tested the technology that can accurately control the landing site of falling rocket parts, making progress toward reusable launch vehicles in the future, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/29 7:29:02

SpaceX launches research facilities to Int'l Space Station

The US space agency NASA's cargo provider SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft on Thursday, starting its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 14:06:21

China launches new remote sensing satellites

China successfully sent a group of new remote sensing satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 13:13:41

Astronomers discover young exoplanet that may reveal planetary history

Astronomers in the United States have discovered an exoplanet orbiting one of the brightest young stars, which could lend clue to how planetary bodies form.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:57:22

1st private Chinese rocket firm puts rocket in orbit

Chinese private rocket firm iSpace successfully launched a carrier rocket into orbit at 1 pm on Thursday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, marking a milestone for China's commercial space industry as the first Chinese private space firm to do so.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 13:28:02

China's Chang'e chief wishes India's Chandrayaan-2 landing on the moon a success

China's lunar exploration program chief Wu Weiren Monday wished India's landing on the moon “a success despite previous delays,” after the South Asian country's successful launch of a rocket carrying its latest generation of lunar probe Chandrayaan-2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 20:41:08

Three astronauts arrive at Int'l Space Station

Three astronauts arrived Saturday for their mission aboard the International Space Station after Russia's Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft carried them into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 11:48:38

Tiangong-2's controlled re-entry shows China's international responsibility: chief designer

China's space lab Tiangong-2 successfully left orbit and re-entered the atmosphere on Friday night in a controlled manner after more than 1,000 days in service, with a small amount of debris falling into a designated security area in the South Pacific Ocean and most of the spacecraft burned in the atmosphere.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:24:58

China's space lab Tiangong-2 to reenter atmosphere under control

China's space lab Tiangong-2 is scheduled to reenter the Earth's atmosphere Friday night (Beijing time), the China Manned Space Engineering Agency announced.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 19:38:29

China expected to send man to moon by 2035: observers

With the coming 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a Chinese aerospace expert speculated that China would be able to achieve its own manned lunar landing by around 2035, establishing a permanent lunar base rather than NASA's symbolic footprint of 1969.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 22:13:41

NASA's camera spots Curiosity rover at Mars' "Woodland Bay"

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the US space agency NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted its Curiosity Mars rover in a new image taken from space, according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/13 17:49:09

China to launch 100 additional satellites by 2025: official

Nearly 100 Chinese satellites will be launched into space before 2025, adding to the more than 200 that are already in orbit, said a Chinese official on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 15:00:31

NASA scientists develop new technique to spot failing infrastructure from space

NASA scientists have developed a new technique for analyzing satellite data that can reveal subtle structural changes, according to a release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/10 10:39:30

NASA's Hubble telescope captures stellar fireworks show

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an ongoing fireworks show in the universe which started 170 years ago when a doomed super-massive star went through a titanic celestial outburst.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/2 10:40:40