China’s space station recently gained a new module and with it a pair of huge, solar energy-capturing “wings” that can rotate as the outpost orbits the Earth.
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The Mengtian module arrived at Wenchang spaceport in south China on Tuesday (Aug. 9) after being shipped in containers from the northern port city of Tianjin.
China has carried out its ninth orbital mission within the last 30 days, sending 16 new commercial satellites into orbit with a Long March 6 rocket.
The solid-fueled Lijian 1 rocket, also referred to as ZK-1A, lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on July 27, carrying six satellites into orbit on its debut flight.
Images on social media show that Galactic Energy of China lifted off successfully from the Jiaquan Satellite Launch Center on Tuesday (Aug. 9).
China's Shenzhou 14 astronauts are getting the country's new space station module ready to host crews over the next decade.
Chinese scientists want to use satellites orbiting the moon to help get an unprecedented look at the early, dark days of our universe.
China is testing out its new Wentian space station module aboard the Tiangong space stati, including putting a new robotic arm through its paces.
The fiery wreckage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket that fell from the skies won't be the last mission for the controversial rocket.
For the second time in two years, China has launched a classified reusable vehicle — thought to be a robotic space plane — on a mystery mission to Earth orbit.
China launched a carbon and ecosystem monitoring satellite and two smaller payloads with the country's 28th launch of 2022 late on Wednesday (Aug. 3).
Some pieces of the big Chinese rocket that fell to Earth over the weekend have been found on the ground in Southeast Asia.
A huge Chinese rocket fell back to Earth this weekend in a dazzling (if fiery) display as it broke apart during reentry as it plunged from space over the Indian Ocean.
The 25-ton (22.5 metric tons) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket reentered Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean this afternoon (July 30), ending its brief but controversial orbital stay.
The core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket is set to tumble uncontrollably back to Earth today in a reentry that China is tracking closely.
A big Chinese rocket body will crash back to Earth tomorrow (July 30), but nobody knows exactly when or where.
A huge Chinese rocket body is expected to fall to Earth this weekend, but that doesn't mean you should scurry into a bunker.
China guided its Tianzhou 3 cargo spacecraft to a fiery death in Earth's atmosphere late Tuesday night (July 26).
The newest piece of big Chinese space junk will fall back to Earth around the end of the month, experts predict.