Google Play icon
China Releases New Pictures From the Surface of the Moon

January 27, 2020

Ever since it made its historic landing on Jan. 3rd, 2019, the Chang’e-4 mission and its Yutu 2…
Chang’e-4 Wraps Up a Year Roving on the Far Side of the Moon

January 9, 2020

China greeted the New Year with some impressive lunar milestones. For starters, last Friday (Jan. 3rd) was the…
The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon

November 20, 2019

On May 20th, 2018, the China National Space Agency (CNSA) launched the Queqiao spacecraft, the vehicle that would…
Chinese Lunar Orbiter And Its Intentional Crash On The Moon: Brief Summary Of Facts

August 21, 2019

Technology introduced us to a whole new world, and it keeps on advancing more and more every single…
China is Working on Their Own Reusable Rocket: the First Stage of the Long March-8, Which Could Launch in 2021

May 9, 2018

In recent decades, China’s space program has advanced considerably. In addition to deploying their first space station (Tiangong-1)…
China is Working on a Rocket as Powerful as the Saturn V, Could Launch by 2030

March 23, 2018

In the past decade, China’s space program has advanced by leaps and bounds. In recent years, the Chinese…
China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers

January 17, 2018

Orbital debris (aka. space junk) is one of the greatest problems facing space agencies today. After sixty years…
Tiangong-1
Tiangong-1 frequently asked questions

January 16, 2018

FAQ on Tiangong-1 reentry prepared and updated by the Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany. Tiangong-1 (天宫一号, Heavenly…
China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It’ll Crash

January 13, 2018

The Tiangong-1 space station has been the subject of a lot of interest lately. Though its mission was…
China is Planning More than 40 Space Launches in 2018

January 11, 2018

It’s no secret that China’s growth in the past few decades has been reflected in space. In addition…
Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon

January 5, 2018

It would be no exaggeration to say that we live in an age of renewed space exploration. In…
In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Down to Earth… Somewhere

January 3, 2018

In September of 2011, China officially joined the Great Powers in Space club, thanks to the deployment of…
China Reveals Designs for Mars Rover Mission

November 14, 2014

For many space-faring nations, ambitions for Mars run broad and deep. Now, add China to the list of…
Chinese Unmanned Lunar Orbiter Returns Home Safely, Paves Path for Ambitious Lunar Sample Return

November 3, 2014

A Chinese robotic probe has just successfully completed the first round trip to the Moon and back home…
China Launches Moon Mission to Test Key Lunar Sample Return Technologies

October 24, 2014

China launched a robotic mission to the Moon yesterday (Oct. 23 EDT/Oct. 24 BJT) that will test a slew…
China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover rouses from latest slumber

March 17, 2014

A screen grab taken from CCTV footage shows China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover taken by the Chang’e-3 probe…
China’s Yutu Moon Rover Unable to Properly Maneuver Solar Panels

March 4, 2014

The serious technical malfunction afflicting the life and continued operations of China’s Yutu moon rover since the start of its second Lunar…
Yutu Moon Rover Starts 3rd Night Time Hibernation But Technical Problems Persist

February 24, 2014

The world famous and hugely popular ‘Yutu’ rover entered its 3rd Lunar night time hibernation period this weekend as planned, but serious technical troubles…
Update: China’s Yutu Moon Rover Alive and Awake for 3rd Lunar Day of Exploration despite Malfunction

February 13, 2014

Yutu Lives! The little ‘rabbit’ beloved worldwide has now phoned home and actually survived the perils of the long…
Earth Bids China’s Yutu Moon Rover Farewell Forever!

February 12, 2014

China’s maiden moon rover ‘Yutu’, beloved by millions, has been lost. RIP! The sad, breaking news was just reported…
Awaiting Yutu’s Phone Home on Lunar Day 3

February 11, 2014

Will ‘Yutu’ phone home? Will Yutu live to see another Earthrise? Those are the million dollar questions we’re all awaiting…
Chang’e 3 Lander Beams Back New Lunar Panorama Photos

January 20, 2014

Little by little we’re getting sharper, clearer pictures from the Chinese Chang’e 3 moon mission. Last weekend the…
1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 Lunar Lander

January 20, 2014

Chinese space officials have at last released much higher quality versions of the 1st color imagery captured by…
Yutu Flexes Robot Arm then Enters Hibernation During Long Lunar Night

December 30, 2013

As night fell on the Earth’s Moon, China’s Yutu rover and mothership lander have both entered a state of hibernation…
Yutu Moon Rover Sets Sail for Breathtaking New Adventures

December 27, 2013

China’s now famous ‘Yutu’ moon rover has set sail for what promises to be breathtaking new adventures on Earth’s nearest…
China’s 1st Lunar Lander snaps 1st landing site Panorama

December 23, 2013

China’s inaugural Chang’e-3 lunar lander has snapped the missions first panoramic view of the touchdown spot at Mare Imbrium. Chinese…
Stunning Chang’e-3 Lunar Landing Video gives Astronauts Eye View of Descent & Touchdown

December 23, 2013

China accomplished a major technological and scientific feat when the country’s ambitious Chang’e-3 robotic spacecraft successfully soft landed on the Moon on…
China’s Maiden Moon Rover Mission Chang’e 3 Achieves Lunar Orbit

December 9, 2013

China’s maiden moon landing probe successfully entered lunar orbit on Friday, Dec. 6, following Sunday’s (Dec. 1) spectacular blastoff – setting the…
Spectacular Liftoff Thrusts China’s First Rover ‘Yutu’ to the Moon

December 2, 2013

China successfully launched its first ever lunar rover bound for the Moon’s surface aboard a Long March rocket today at…
Chang’e-3: Helping China to the Moon

December 2, 2013

Shortly after China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft departs Earth to land on the Moon, ESA’s network of tracking stations will…
China Plans To Open Doors To Foreign Astronauts: Report

September 24, 2013

China’s human spaceflight program may soon be opening the door to foreign astronauts. The Asian nation has so…
Update: ‘Space Class’ Among Aims of Chinese Taikonauts Who Left Earth Today

June 12, 2013

Riding atop a fiery Long March rocket, three taikonauts blasted off from Earth today (June 11) to kick…
China to launch longest-ever manned space mission

June 12, 2013

China was to launch its longest-ever manned space mission Tuesday, with its second woman astronaut among the crew,…
China marks decade of human spaceflight

June 10, 2013

China’s astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their…
China to send second woman into space

June 10, 2013

China is to send its second woman astronaut into orbit on its longest mission yet, space officials said…
China to launch manned space mission in June

June 4, 2013

China will launch three astronauts into space this month to dock with an experimental space-module, state-media said Monday,…
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
87,494 science & technology articles