China space program

China gears up to build a deep-space lab in Luxembourg

China gears up to build a deep-space lab in Luxembourg

A memorandum of the cooperation was signed by the NSSC and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy on Tuesday.

Jan 17, 2018, 13:15 PM IST
China's space lab Tiangong-1 is not going to crash, says top Chinese engineer

China's space lab Tiangong-1 is not going to crash, says top Chinese engineer

In September 2016, scientists at China's CNSA space agency admitted to having lost control of the lab, saying that it would be crash-landing on Earth. 

Jan 08, 2018, 11:45 AM IST
China to become world's first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

China to become world's first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon

This is a move that has not been made by anyone or any nation before and with this mission, China will outdo the historical achievements of the US and the USSR.

Jan 03, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
China launches land exploration satellite

China launches land exploration satellite

A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.

Dec 03, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites

The three satellites -- Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 -- were launched at 12.50 p.m., from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Out of control Chinese space lab to crash-land on Earth soon?

Out of control Chinese space lab to crash-land on Earth soon?

Tiangong was launched by China as part of a plan to show off its position as a global superpower. 

Oct 15, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
'Several China's space missions delayed due to failed rocket'

'Several China's space missions delayed due to failed rocket'

The Long March-5 rocket made its maiden flight in November 2016 from Wenchang, successfully sending its payload into pre-set orbit.

Sep 28, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
China's Mars simulation base planned for science, eco-tourism

China's Mars simulation base planned for science, eco-tourism

Liu Xiaoqun, from the moon and deep-space exploration department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said on Tuesday that a planning meeting was held in Qinghai province to determine the base`s development

Sep 05, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Unbreakable code from space delivered to Earth, courtesy China's quantum satellite!

Unbreakable code from space delivered to Earth, courtesy China's quantum satellite!

The satellite sent quantum keys to ground stations in Xinglong, in north China's Hebei province, and Nanshan, near Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur region.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Abnormal performance causes obstacle in launch of new Chinese satellite; fails to enter orbit!

Abnormal performance causes obstacle in launch of new Chinese satellite; fails to enter orbit!

Zhongxing-9A was launched aboard the Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre at 12.11 a.m. (local time), reports Xinhua news agency.

Jun 19, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Lunar dreams: China reveals 2018 plans to launch mini-ecosystems to the moon for the first time!

Lunar dreams: China reveals 2018 plans to launch mini-ecosystems to the moon for the first time!

An 18-centimetre-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.

Jun 18, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Black holes have a new spectator! HXMT - China's first-ever space telescope launched

Black holes have a new spectator! HXMT - China's first-ever space telescope launched

Weighing 2.5-tonnes, the telescope dubbed Insight, was sent into an orbit of 550 km above the Earth to help scientists better understand the evolution of black holes, and the strong magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars.

Jun 15, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Compared with X-ray astronomical satellites of other countries, HXMT has larger detection area, broader energy range and wider field of view.

May 28, 2017, 15:23 PM IST
China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with orbiting lab

In the third docking, Tianzhou-1 will use fast-docking technology. 

Apr 22, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Coming soon: China begins construction of largest cosmic-ray observatory!

Coming soon: China begins construction of largest cosmic-ray observatory!

It is stated to be one of world's largest cosmic ray facilities.

Mar 16, 2017, 15:47 PM IST
China's advanced lunar mission spaceship under development, say reports!

China's advanced lunar mission spaceship under development, say reports!

China came late to crewed space flight, launching its first man into space in 2003, but has advanced rapidly since then.

Mar 10, 2017, 00:10 AM IST
China anticipating a 2018 launch of its space station's experimental core module!

China anticipating a 2018 launch of its space station's experimental core module!

Earlier reports said the new Chinese space station will initially be much smaller than the ISS, which weighs 420 tonnes, but could be expanded for future scientific research and international cooperation.

Mar 02, 2017, 20:14 PM IST
China announces plans to explore three asteroids to understand origins of the solar system!

China announces plans to explore three asteroids to understand origins of the solar system!

According to Efe, the priority of the scientists during this mission will be to detect asteroids close to Earth to calculate the probability of their colliding with the planet.

Mar 02, 2017, 00:39 AM IST
Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Model prototype of China's 2020 Mars probe under development, confirms official

Research on the planet's structure, composition and environment would be conducted.

Mar 01, 2017, 22:10 PM IST
Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!

Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!

The Australian International Airshow will be held from tomorrow to Sunday in Avalon.

Feb 27, 2017, 20:04 PM IST