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Newly discovered comet likely "interstellar visitor", says NASA

A newly discovered comet appears to have originated from outside the solar system, said NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in a release.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/14 8:44:08

China's giant telescope picks up mysterious signals from deep space

Chinese astronomers have detected repeated fast radio bursts (FRB) - mysterious signals believed to be from a source about 3 billion light years from Earth - with the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 10:53:42

Implementation phase of China-funded Egyptian satellite project kicks off

Egyptian and Chinese teams announced Sunday the start of the implementation phase of the China-funded "MisrSat II" satellite project.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/9 11:01:59

NASA invites students to name Mars 2020 rover

US space agency NASA is inviting students across the United States to find a name for its next Mars rover mission, according to a latest release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/30 11:21:23

China's satellite tests pulsar navigation for future deep space exploration

Chinese scientists have conducted experiments on pulsar navigation with an X-ray space telescope, and the technology could be used in future deep space exploration and interplanetary or interstellar travel.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/22 16:40:16

Commercial carrier rocket SD-1 makes maiden flight

China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/17 23:10:48

Russia Invents Self-Destroying Satellite to Resolve Space Debris Problem

At the moment, numerous items can be found in orbit around Earth, including fuel tanks and nuclear-powered satellites launched by the US and the former Soviet Union, various bolts and tools dropped by spacewalking astronauts, and many other details, travelling at some 17,500 mph (over 28,000 km/h).
Source: | 2019/8/11 18:58:23

Boeing holds fresh discussions with Chinese airlines on 737 MAX

Boeing said it is hosting pilots, engineers and technical leaders from China's largest airlines for another series of open discussions this week about the 737 MAX, a move aimed at getting the airplane back on the sky.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/7 13:25:30

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