BEIJING -- China will put 14 more meteorological satellites into orbit over the next decade, according to a conference on Monday.

The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire a rocket engine to slow its approach to the planet and get caught by its gravity.

JIUQUAN - China launched its second Shijian-16 series satellite on Wednesday.

Kenyan policy makers and experts are rooting for the use of space technology to enhance wildlife and ecosystems management in the country.

Mars used to have far more oxygen than it does now, scientists have said, potentially making it far more Earth-like (and possibly habitable) than previously believed.

On 4 July, NASA intends to finish a job that started with the agency’s Galileo mission 21 years ago. At 8:18 p.m. Pacific time, the Juno spacecraft will ignite its main engine for 35 minutes and nudge itself into orbit around Jupiter. If all goes well, it will eventually slip into an even tighter path that whizzes as close as 4,200 kilometres above the planet’s roiling cloud-tops — while dodging as much of the lethal radiation in the planet’s belts as possible.

US space agency NASA is set to test-fire a booster for the world's most powerful rocket Space Launch System (SLS) which will power astronauts on the journey to Mars and on other deeper space missio

China will send its second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 into space in mid September, said a senior official with the country's manned space programme.

WENCHANG - China's new generation carrier rocket the Long March-7 will leave no pollution as burning of its propellants produces only carbon dioxides and water, according to a project insider.

BEIJING - China's homegrown navigation system, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), will cover the whole globe with a constellation of 35 satellites by 2020, said a government report on Th

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