spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

China confirms lunar mission plans
Posted: Mon, May 21, 2007, 7:30 AM ET (1130 GMT)
Chinese officials confirmed Sunday that the country will launch its first lunar orbiter mission by the end of this year. Sun Laiyan, head of the China National Space Administration, the nation's space agency, said the Chang'e 1 lunar orbiter will likely be launched in the second half of 2007, but did not provide a more specific time. Earlier reports had indicated that the launch would take place in September. The orbiter, China's first mission beyond Earth orbit, will carry a suite of instruments to study the lunar surface. The mission is the first in a three-phase lunar exploration effort that will also include a lunar lander/rover and a sample return mission.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russian cosmonauts speed through EVA
Posted: Thu, Oct 23 6:02 AM ET (1002 GMT)

Proton launches Russian communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)

Mars spacecraft survive comet flyby
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 24
Eighth GPS IIF Set to Launch Wednesday
GPS World — 6:46 am ET (1046 GMT)
Young Guns: Local man plays key role in US space program
Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal — 6:45 am ET (1045 GMT)
Space X At ISPCS 2014
KRWG-FM Las Cruces, NM — 6:43 am ET (1043 GMT)
SpaceX land holdings grow
Rio Grande Valley Morning Star — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list