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China is moving ahead with lunar south pole and near-Earth asteroid...

HELSINKI — China is advancing the development of the Chang’e-7 lunar south pole mission and a complex campaign to study comets and return samples from...

China’s space ban: NASA ‘forbidden from sharing info with Beijing’ over...

This morning, China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover successfully launched from the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan Island at 12:40 local time (04:40 GMT). The six-wheeled robot, encapsulated...

China launches Mars probe in space race with US

China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep...

Tianwen-1 launches for Mars, marking dawn of Chinese interplanetary exploration

Hyvinkää, FINLAND — China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission launched successfully Thursday, initiating a phase of deep space and interplanetary exploration. A Long March 5 rocket launched...

China raises the stakes with second Mars attempt

China’s first attempt to reach Mars never left Earth orbit. It’s finally ready to try again, this time with bigger goals. This article originally appeared...

UAE’s Hope mission on its way to Mars

WASHINGTON — A Japanese rocket launched the United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars July 19, an orbiter that will study the planet’s weather...

Long March 5 rolled out for July 23 launch of China’s...

HELSINKI — China is preparing to launch its Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover next week with the rollout of the mission’s Long March 5...

Space launch: China readies Tianwen-1 Mars rover for July lift off

The Chinese space authorities will launch the country's first Mars probe in the coming weeks, as the country races to match with the US'...

China launches final satellite to complete Beidou system, booster falls downrange

HELSINKI — China launched a Beidou-3 navigation satellite late Monday to complete a project designed to provide military independence and immense commercial value. Launch occurred...

China outlines intense space station launch schedule, new astronaut selection

HELSINKI — China is preparing to carry out 11 missions in two years to construct a space station and will soon select a new...

Rocket arrives as China targets July for Tianwen-1 Mars mission launch

HELSINKI — China is gearing up to launch its Tianwen-1 Mars mission following the delivery of a Long March 5 launch vehicle to Wenchang...

Long March 5B launch clears path for Chinese space station project

HELSINKI — A Long March 5B rocket launched a prototype crewed spacecraft Tuesday, demonstrating the launcher’s capability to carry space station modules to low...

Long March 5B rolled out for crewed spacecraft, space station test...

HELSINKI — China rolled out a Long March 5B launcher Wednesday for a mission to prove space station launch capabilities and test a new...

China’s Mars mission named Tianwen-1, appears on track for July launch

HELSINKI — China has named its first independent interplanetary mission Tianwen-1, with the combined Mars orbiter and rover spacecraft apparently proceeding towards launch in...

UAE Mars mission to ship to launch site

WASHINGTON — A Mars orbiter developed by the United Arab Emirates will ship to its launch site in Japan this week, its launch preparations...

Launch of China’s new Long March 7A ends in failure

Unspecified failure of Long March 7A launch could impact major missions. HELSINKI — China’s attempt to launch its first new-generation Long March 7A rocket ended...

20 space industry predictions for 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jan. 20, 2020 issue of SpaceNews magazine. It was updated Feb. 26 to reflect OneWeb and SpaceX launches...

China prepares to launch new generation rockets as space race gathers...

The new-generation launch vehicles have been created to support the construction of the country’s planned space station and will send large communication satellites into...

China’s space industry faces impacts of coronavirus outbreak

HELSINKI — China’s space industry is suffering adverse effects from the coronavirus outbreak which has so far infected mare than 30,000 in mainland China. The...

Rocket nears spaceport for Chinese space station test launch

Test flight for low Earth orbit space station to also demonstrate deep space crewed mission capabilities. HELSINKI — The first flight model of a rocket...

At least 5 trapped, 1 dead after massive gas explosion destroys...

A massive gas line explosion rocked a neighborhood of northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person, officials said.The blast — near...