China launches new satellite to monitor Mars, Venus and asteroids

China’s Space Bureau has launched a new satellite designed to monitor Venus and other solar system objects.The Shenzhou-11 is designed to be launched by 2018.¬†The new mission is the first to monitor the outer solar system for signs of life and habitability, according to the official Xinhua news agency.¬†Shenzhou-1 is being launched from the Jiuquan […]


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How to launch a lander from a balloon: The landing project

Proposals for the first manned space landing project have been put forward by India and Russia, and it looks like the project will be launched with a parachute.The landing project is part of the “Landing Project for Space Exploration” initiative, a collaboration between the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Russia’s Roscosmos.The first phase of […]


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