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China Plans to Launch Artificial Moon to Light the Streets

China Plans to Launch Artificial Moon to Light the Streets

In south-western China plans to launch an illumination satellite by 2020, which will replace streetlights. The illumination satellite or the artificial moon is designed to ‘complement the moon at night’ though its brightness will be…

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China Announces Unmanned Test Flight of Next-Generation Crewed Spacecraft in 2019

China Announces Unmanned Test Flight of Next-Generation Crewed Spacecraft in 2019

China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) will perform a first test flight of new spacecraft for human spaceflight in 2019 China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) scheduled the first test flight of a full-scale 20-metric…

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Mini ‘Space Elevator’ to be tested by Japan

Mini ‘Space Elevator’ to be tested by Japan

The first trial of a ‘space elevator’ is to be conducted by the Japanese team in mid-September, to test the new carbon nanotube technology. Researchers at Shizuoka University prepared a miniature version of the space…

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Pseudo-Satellite Drone Sets Flight Record of 25 Days

Pseudo-Satellite Drone Sets Flight Record of 25 Days

The European aerospace consortium Airbus announced that Zephyr drone set a flight record of 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes. The Zephyr drone, a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS), developed by Airbus landed near Yuma, Arizona…

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