China could launch the first module for its own space station this month as the country also prepares to send a large space telescope to join it in orbit within the next few years.
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China has selected a Russian science payload to fly on an upcoming mission to sample a near-Earth asteroid and later visit a main-belt comet.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has captured stunning images of Mars as a bright red sunlit crescent in deep space.
Chinese astronauts are undergoing intense training for the first crewed missions to construct the nation's new space station, work that is expected to begin in the next few months.
China launched a new satellite Tuesday (March 30) to increase the number of high-definition Earth observation satellites available to state authorities.
China launched another trio of satellites into orbit late Friday (March 12), adding to its network of spy satellites observing regions nearby Chinese territory.
China's new Long March 7A rocket successfully launched its first orbital mission after its first attempt one year ago ended with a failure.
China's Tianwen-1 mission has spent a month in orbit around Mars now and the photographs are already stunning.
Leaders of the two nations' space agencies signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday (March 9) on the construction of an outpost called the International Lunar Research Station.
China successfully sent three reconnaissance satellites into orbit Tuesday (Feb. 23), according to media reports.
In anticipation of China's first Mars landing attempt, scientists are wondering whether the Tianwen-1 rover may carry Earthly contamination with it to the surface.
China has revealed the first images of lunar samples from its Chang'e 5 mission following a meeting between China's president and mission representatives.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has trimmed its orbit around Mars to allow the spacecraft to analyze the chosen landing region on the Red Planet.
Looking at its achievements over the past decade, nobody would doubt China is aiming to win the new space race, this one aimed at Mars.
China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft fired its engines Monday (Feb. 15) to place it in a polar orbit around the Red Planet.
China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft are back in action for a 27th lunar day on the far side of the moon, but its the discoveries from its day that have scientists excited.
China has released epic video footage from the Tianwen-1 spacecraft as it made a close approach to Mars this week.
China's first fully homegrown Mars mission, Tianwen-1, arrived in orbit around the Red Planet today (Feb. 10).