Countdown to China's new space programs begins

2014-12-08 11:35:39

A top space scientist revealed China's plans to put a rover on Mars around 2020 and complete a manned space station around 2022.

China's ardor for a red planet

2014-12-08 10:40:05

The day after Orion, NASA's new spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to Mars, made its first test flight, a group of Chinese kids created their own Mars rover at Beijing Planetarium.

New rocket on drawing board

2014-12-08 04:34:44

China is conducting preliminary research on a super-heavy launch vehicle that will be used in its manned missions to the moon.

China launches CBERS-4 satellite on Long March rockets' 200th mission

2014-12-07 17:29:05

China launched the CBERS-4 satellite, jointly developed with Brazil, on Sunday from the Taiyuan base by Long March-4B rocket, the 200th Long March rocket family launch.

Chinese orbiter staying in space for tests

2014-12-03 07:40:32

China's lunar orbiter continues to undergo tests in space after the return capsule landed on Earth, preparing for a future landing on the moon by Chang'e 5.

China's homegrown GPS ready to be used for smartphones

2014-11-30 07:48:50

A Chinese company has rolled out a chip that can help smartphones get easy access to the country's homegrown GPS-like Beidou System.

Service module of China's returned lunar orbiter reaches L2 point

2014-11-29 15:56:22

The service module belonging to China's unmanned lunar orbiter has reached the Earth-Moon second Lagrange Point (L2).

Students compete in national science competition

2014-11-26 17:25:01

Can you imagine recharging your smartphone simply by pouring water or even urine into a small box to generate power?

Beidou navigation system approved for operations at sea

2014-11-25 08:12:07

China's independently developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System has taken a huge step toward going global as the International Maritime Organization approved its use in operations at sea, the country's Maritime Safety Administration said on Monday.

Humans 'on the Tibetan Plateau 3,600 years ago'

2014-11-22 08:19:56

People probably moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years ago - an indication of when humans first settled at high altitudes, according to researchers.

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

2014-11-20 20:11:19

China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 pm on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center.

Cyber terrorism sparks Internet debate

2014-11-20 11:13:50

Cyber terrorism and its prevention stirred heated discussion at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province, on Thursday.