Second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 successfully completed

At 1455 on June 19, the second docking exercise of Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space station was successfully completed. Tianzhou-1 was first tested at 0937 on the same day for orbital...

China’s lunar rover Chang’e 4 will carry payloads from four countries

At the 2017 Global Space Exploration (GLEX) conference, it was announced that the Chang’E 4 will be equipped with payloads from the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. During the conference,...

Heads of JAXA and ESA Announce Strengthening of Ties

During European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Woerner’s first visit to Japan on 15-16 May 2017, he met with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) President Dr Naoki Okumura to discuss...

Embarkation Ceremony of “Yuegong-365” at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

On May 10, the “Yuegong 365” project was officially commenced when the first batch of four volunteers (Liu Hui, Liu Dian Lei, Hu Jing Fei, Gao Han) entered the simulated space...

China’s Tianzhou-1: Its Mission, Experiments and Significance

On 20 April 2017, China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 was launched and made its way to China’s spacelab, Tiangong-2. Two days later, on 22 April, at about 4.00 UTC, Tianzhou-1 docked...

JAXA and CNES Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Martian Moons Exploration

A few days ago, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it had signed an Implementing Arrangement with France's Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) to share technical expertise during the R&D...

Crew of the Soyuz MS-04 Arrives at Baikonur In Preparation for Expedition 51 to...

Yesterday, NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin, the two crew members of Expedition 51 bound for the ISS, arrived at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, along with their backup crew, NASA’s Randolph Bresnik...

China Publishes Research Paper Containing Details of Mars Exploration Mission

SciEngine, a platform which publishes Chinese scientific journals, has made public a paper outlining China’s Mars mission. Written by researchers from the China Academy of Space Technology, Beijing, and the Institute of...

Thailand, Singapore Announce New Missions at the 3rd Space Environment and Kibo Utilization Workshop

JAXA has just released an overview of its activities in February, in its monthly press release which outlines the previous month’s activities. This month’s release gave an overview of the 3rd Space...

TeamIndus Selects Lab2Moon Challenge Winners to Develop Payloads for its Rover

TeamIndus, India’s entry for the Google Lunar XPrize, has selected two youth teams to develop payloads for its lunar rover currently being developed. The youth teams chosen are the winning entry Team...
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