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China's ocean observation satellites put into operation

China's two ocean observation satellites, HY-1C and HY-2B, have completed their in-orbit delivery, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/29 23:03:18

SpaceX launches rocket with 24 satellites

The US private space company SpaceX launched its rocket Falcon Heavy on Tuesday carrying 24 satellites into three different orbits in the "most difficult ever" mission.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/25 17:17:28

NASA starts new efforts to resume heat probe to study inner temperature of Mars

NASA InSight lander's mission team started new efforts on Saturday to try to get InSight's heat probe digging again on Mars, said the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/23 14:41:52

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures tumultuous clouds of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a stunning compilation image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet, according to a picture released by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 18:50:49

Astronomers capture first polarized radio signals from gamma-ray burst

An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion, known as gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 11:11:30

Nine intl experiments accepted aboard China Space Station

Nine scientific experiments from across the world were accepted to be conducted aboard the upcoming China Space Station, with six fully and three conditionally accepted, the United Nations and China announced in Vienna on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/12 20:06:22

NASA opens Int'l Space Station for private travel, at hefty price

The US space agency NASA announced Friday that it is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for private citizens, with a hefty price tag.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/8 12:27:49

NASA's InSight team makes new attempt to help heat probe working

Scientists and engineers have worked out a new plan for getting NASA InSight lander's heat probe digging again on Mars, according to a latest release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 14:44:15

Carrier rocket's sea launch safer, cheaper: experts

Despite a complicated marine environment, China successfully launched a Long March-11 carrier rocket at sea for the first time on Wednesday, which experts hailed as a safer and more economical way of rocket launch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/5 17:45:59

Test for intelligent navigation system completed in Beijing airport

The test for an intelligent navigation system has been completed at the Beijing Capital International Airport, CAAC News reported citing sources with the airport.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/5 17:38:30

NASA to launch rockets from northern Australia spaceport in 2020

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen northern Australia for its first-ever launch from a privately-owned site.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/1 13:59:24

NASA unveils 3 commercial lunar landers to bring payloads to Moon

The United States space agency NASA on Friday unveiled three lunar landers that will carry NASA science payloads to the Moon and pave the way for NASA astronauts to land on the lunar surface by 2024.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/1 9:01:42

China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for sixth lunar day

The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work for the sixth lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extremely cold night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 13:41:08

NASA's Mars 2020 mission conducts flight test for Mars touchdown

NASA's Mars 2020 mission team has carried out a flight test of the Lander Vision System (LVS), which will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on the Red Planet, NASA said in a release on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/25 17:14:28

China to launch international journal on satellite navigation

China will launch an international English journal called "Satellite Navigation," according to the China Science Daily Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/24 10:05:24

NASA spacecraft finds changes in Jupiter's magnetic field

Jupiter's internal magnetic field is changing over time, a phenomenon observed by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time outside of the Earth, the agency has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 17:08:58

German industry calls for significant gov't investments in space travel

The German government should spend significantly more money on space travel, according to a policy paper published by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/22 8:43:37

Homegrown BeiDou system guarantees industry safety

The overall output value of China's satellite navigation and positioning services industry reached 301.6 billion yuan ($43 billion) in 2018, up 18.3 percent on a year-on-year basis, with the country's home-developed BeiDou satellite system contributing 80 percent to the core production value, reads an official white paper.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 19:28:40