A new Chinese startup is attempting to develop its own reusable stainless-steel rockets, apparently taking inspiration from SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle.
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Chinese rocket designers have said the country's new rocket for sending astronauts to the moon could be ready for a test flight in 2027.
The Tianzhou 4 cargo spacecraft undocked from China’s Tiangong space station on Nov. 9 and will soon burn up in Earth's atmosphere after completing its mission.
A Long March 7 rocket carrying the robotic Tianzhou 5 cargo spacecraft rolled out to its pad on Hainan island early Wednesday (Nov. 9) to gear up for an expected Friday (Nov. 11) launch.
China has completed a first hot fire test of a fully-assembled powerful new engine that could power new launch vehicles and boost the country's space capabilities.
China has a new, powerful communications satellite heading to geostationary orbit after a successful launch over the weekend.
The basic construction of China’s space station is complete, following a maneuver to shift the recently arrived Mengtian module to its permanent docking port.
The heads of NASA and the European Space Agency have issued statements condemning the latest example of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket booster falling to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry.
A 23-ton rocket body from China's launch of a Long March 5B rocket has fallen safely into the south-central Pacific Ocean after creating questions over where it will come down once again.
A huge hunk of Chinese space junk is expected to crash back to Earth on Friday (Nov. 4), but nobody knows exactly where or when it will come down.
A large Chinese rocket stage predicted to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere on Friday (Nov. 4) has been imaged by an orbiting satellite.
Another Chinese Long March 5B rocket body will once again plummet to Earth in the coming days above a yet-to-be-determined location.
China's mysterious space plane ejected an object on Oct. 31, perhaps signaling that its time in orbit is nearly up.
The classified Shiyan-20C satellite lifted off on Friday (Oct. 28), riding a Long March 2D rocket into the sky from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China.
The Mengtian module launched to Earth orbit atop a Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket from Wenchang, south China, on Monday (Oct. 31).
We could detect potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids by using six surveyor spacecraft deployed in Venus-like orbits, Chinese researchers propose.
The Long March 5B rocket expected to launch China's Mengtian module on Oct. 31 will likely fall back to Earth uncontrolled a week or so later.
A Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket rolled out to the pad at Wenchang spaceport on Hainan island early Tuesday (Oct. 25) ahead of a launch expected on or around Oct. 31.
An analysis of lunar samples returned by China's Chang'e 5 moon mission has produced a new possible answer for volcanism late in the moon's history.