China's Shenzhou 15 astronauts conducted the second spacewalk of their mission and the first 'fire in space' test aboard the Tiangong space station.
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China has selected the astronauts that will fly a pair of crewed missions to its Tiangong space station this year.
The Chinese satellite TJS-3, which launched in 2018, has been inspecting other nations' spacecraft high above Earth in geostationary orbit.
China sent a secretive remote-sensing satellite named Horus 1 to orbit on Friday night (Feb. 23) as the country begins to ramp up its launch activity.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed China's Zhurong rover in the same location for five months, indicating the rover has not yet awoken from hibernation.
China's Zhurong Mars rover remains silent despite being expected to wake up in December — but there's still hope that the vehicle could rise from its extended slumber.
China plans to launch a pair of crewed missions to its new space station this year, with supplies also heading to orbit on a Tianzhou cargo ship.
The "China Compound Eye" radar array aims to track and characterize potentially threatening deep-space objects.
Seeds sent along with a Chinese astronaut mission have been returned to Pakistan following a six-month-long stay aboard the Tiangong space station.
China's astronauts are working up a sweat in orbit with a variety of exercise machines designed to keep them fit and fight the loss of bone density that comes with living in microgravity.
Two Chinese astronauts headed outside of the Tiangong space station on Thursday (Feb. 9) for a seven-hour-long spacewalk, the first of the ongoing Shenzhou 15 mission.
The coming EVA will be the first of three or four spacewalks the Shenzhou 15 trio will perform during their six months aboard the Tiangong space station.
At the moment, the European Space Agency doesn't have the money or the political "green light" for crewed missions to China's Tiangong space station.
China last year performed 64 orbital rocket launches and finished building its own space station, but the country is planning an even busier year for 2023.
China is working on a new lunar rover that will begin to explore the south pole of the moon around 2026.
China's Yutu 2 rover is still operating after four years on the moon and has returned new images from the lunar far side.
A classified Chinese technology verification satellite that launched earlier this month has released an object into orbit alongside it, for reasons that remain mysterious.
The three crew members of Shenzhou 15 decked out their in-space living quarters in red to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit on Sunday (Jan. 22).
A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China on Saturday (Jan. 14), sending 14 commercial satellites to orbit.