DPRK seems to be disassembling long-range rocket

Satellite images show the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) seems to be disassembling a long- range rocket it was planning to put a satellite into orbit, local broadcaster YTN reported Tuesday. South Korean and U.S. forces are currently analyzing satellite images, an unspecified government source told YTN, adding the DPRK might be trying to […]

North Korea reconsidering launch date for rocket

North Korea reconsidering launch date for rocket

North Korea says it is considering readjusting the timing of the launch of a long-range rocket originally scheduled to take off between December 10 and 22. The official KCNA state news agency said Saturday its technicians are “carefully contemplating ways to readjust the timing of launching” the rocket, because a series of problems arose in […]

DPRK readjusts satellite launching time

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Saturday that the scheduled time for the satellite launch will be readjusted, the official news agency KCNA reported. “As announced, we are making preparations for the launch of the second version of Kwangmyongsong-3, a scientific and technological satellite, at the final stage,” the KCNA quoted a spokesman […]

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

Chinese astronauts may grow veg on Moon

Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extraterrestrial bases in the future, an official said after a just-concluded lab experiment in Beijing. Deng Yibing, deputy director of the Beijing-based Chinese Astronaut Research and Training Center, said that the experiment focused on a dynamic balanced mechanism of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and […]

China launches new communication satellite

China successfully sent a communication satellite into space on Tuesday evening. Conditions of Chinasat 12 are normal after it was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province at 6:13 p.m.. It has reached a preset orbit, according to a monitoring center based in Xi’an. The satellite, the 13th commercial orbiter […]

China launches third environment monitoring satellite

China on Monday sent the third satellite in its “Environment I” family into the sky, sharpening its abilities in environmental monitoring and disaster forecasting. The launch marks the completion of a plan initiated by China in 2003 to create a small environmental monitoring satellite constellation, according to north China’s Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The radar […]

China to deliver communication satellite for DR Congo

The state-owned China Aerospace & Technology Corporation (CASC) will team up with China Telecom to provide communication satellite in-orbit delivery for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a commercial contract inked Saturday in Zhuhai. The satellite, CongoSat-01, will be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province within three […]

China’s space technology plan

China’s space technology plan

China says it’s preparing to launch and land its Chang’e 3 satellite on the moon by the second half of next year. General Manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Ma Xing-rui, made the statement in a group interview at the 18th Party Congress. And he has also spoke about the Tiangong-1 unmanned space […]

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai

China unveils large radio telescope in Shanghai

A massive radio telescope for use in space observation was unveiled Sunday at the foot of Sheshan Mountain in Shanghai. The telescope will be used to track and collect data from satellites and space probes. The newly-built radio telescope can pick up eight different frequency bands and also track Earth satellites, lunar exploration satellites and […]

China makes progress in spaceflight research

China makes progress in spaceflight research

China has made breakthroughs in researching spaceflight dynamics, a top scientist said Wednesday. Progress has been made in spaceflight trajectory computation and analysis, orbital tracking, telemetry and command technologies for deep space probes and spaceflight planning and control, said Tang Geshi, director of the Science and Technology of Aerospace Flight Dynamics Laboratory. The lab is […]