China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

Nov 4, 2016

China boosts space program with new heavy rocket's launch

China has launched its new Long March-5 heavy rocket, state media said, sending its payload into orbit in the country’s latest step in advancing its space exploration program. The launch comes after China began its longest manned space mission last month, sending two astronauts ...

Feb 15, 2016

Launch of Japanese X-ray satellite rescheduled for Wednesday

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said they will reattempt the launch of an H-IIA rocket carrying the X-ray astronomy satellite ASTRO-H on Wednesday afternoon. A planned launch last Friday was scrubbed when bad weather was forecast. The H-IIA Launch ...