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China successfully launches cargo resupply spacecraft

BEIJING: China successfully launched an automated cargo resupply spacecraft to rendezvous with an orbiting module, in the second of a series of missions needed to complete its first permanent space station. The Tianzhou-2, or “Heavenly Vessel” in Chinese, blasted off

China’s new spacecraft lands back on earth

BEIJING: China’s new prototype spacecraft successfully landed on Friday, marking an important step in its ambitions to run a permanent space station and send astronauts to the moon. The spacecraft — which was launched on Tuesday — arrived safely at

NASA new space mission will take first peek at Sun’s poles

MIAMI: A new spacecraft is journeying to the Sun to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and south poles. Solar Orbiter, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, will launch from Cape Canaveral on February 7,

India should focus on poverty not space: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said that India should concentrate on poverty instead of wasting money on insane missions like Chandrayyan-2. The federal minister in a satire way posted a tweet on Saturday, “Dear

India loses contact with space mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’

BANGALORE: India has lost contact with its unmanned spacecraft, Chandrayaan-2 on Saturday just before it was due to land on the Moon, in a blow to the country’s ambitious low-cost lunar programme. Blasting off in July, the emerging Asian giant