May 2018 Space News
- China welcomes all UN member states to jointly utilize its space station People's Daily 29 May 2018 -- China announced Monday that all member states of the United Nations are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS).
- Five satellite navigation industrial clusters formed in China People's Daily 29 May 2018 -- Five satellite navigation industrial clusters have been formed in China, although there is a bubble risk in some of the industrial parks, experts said on Monday.
- China to launch two satellites for Pakistan next month IRNA 26 May 2018 -- Chinese government will launch two remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June this year, local media reported.
- Chinese relay satellite brakes near moon for entry into desired orbit People's Daily 26 May 2018 -- A Chinese relay satellite Friday braked near the Moon, completing a vital step before entering a desired orbit, according to the China National Space Administration.
- U.S. Military Seeks to Be More Lethal, Including in Space, Mattis Says AFPS 24 May 2018 -- The U.S. military is seeking to be more lethal in all domains, including space, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday.
- US boosts Pacific missile defense ahead of Trump-Kim meet Press TV 22 May 2018 -- The United States has deployed an advanced warship to Japan in order to form a "ballistic defense platform" in the region, a provocative move ahead of the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
- UK poised for take-off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost Gov.UK 21 May 2018 -- As the UK space sector's world-leading experts gather for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK's first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain.
- Magpie Takes Flight: China Launches Communications Satellite to Moon's Far Side Sputnik 22 May 2018 -- China's lunar and deep space missions took a huge leap forward Monday morning when a rocket carrying a key satellite to the far side of the moon launched successfully.
- China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side People's Daily 21 May 2018 -- China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the Moon's mysterious far side.
- Things to Know About Formidable Russian Satan Missile Converted Into Carrier Sputnik 20 May 2018 -- A Sputnik source in the Russian space industry has confirmed that it is considering the option of reviving a program of peaceful launches of Voevoda missiles to deliver cargo into orbit around the Earth. Sputnik has gathered some facts about the characteristics of the carrier rocket based on the Voevoda missile.
- Russia May Renew 'Satan' Missile Launches to Place Satellites In Orbit Sputnik 20 May 2018 -- Russia may renew launches of the Voevoda (NATO reporting name Satan) intercontinental ballistic missiles to place spacecraft into orbit, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik.
- China's giant radio telescope will soon see further into space People's Daily 18 May 2018 -- China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, known as FAST, will shortly complete its latest upgrade. The upgrade will help the telescope see even further into space.
- China to Launch Relay Satellite to Far Side of the Moon Sputnik 18 May 2018 -- The past decades have seen China make great progress in the field of space exploration. The construction of new space launch centers, ambitious lunar and Mars exploration programs and regular spaceflights are quickly bringing the country up to par with Russia and the US.
- China Test-Fires First Commercial Rocket Sputnik 17 May 2018 -- A private Chinese firm on Thursday carried out the nation's first launch of a commercial rocket that can put payload into the low-Earth orbit, local media reported.
- Russia Mulls Launching Satellites Atop ICBMs - Source Sputnik 17 May 2018 -- Russia considers restarting satellite launches using adapted intercontinental ballistic missiles, a source in the nation's space industry told Sputnik.
- USS Milius Brings Enhanced Missile Defense to U.S 7th Fleet AFPS 15 May 2018 -- The guided missile destroyer USS Milius entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations May 14 to join the forward-deployed U.S. naval forces in Japan.
- Kenya Steps Into Space with First Satellite Launch VOA 15 May 2018 -- Kenya has taken its first step into space with the launch Friday of a nano-satellite made at the University of Nairobi. Engineers involved in creating the cube-shaped space capsule described it as Kenya's joining the space club, although much remains to be done to get the Kenya space program off the ground.
- US House votes down amendment to slow Trump's space force process Press TV 10 May 2018 -- US President Donald Trump's desired space force has been supported by lawmakers at the House of Representatives.
- UK Defense Ministry Starts Development of National Navigation System - Reports Sputnik 08 May 2018 -- The UK Ministry of Defense has started development of its own satellite navigation system because in future London could lose access to the European Galileo system after Brexit, local media reported.
- China to Use Soviet Engine to Power Its First Reusable Space Rocket Sputnik 04 May 2018 -- China is developing its first space rocket with a reusable first stage that could see its trial launch as early as 2020, SpaceNews reported, citing a senior Chinese rocket designer.
- USSTRATCOM, Denmark sign agreement to share space services, data AFNS 02 May 2018 -- U.S. Strategic Command entered into an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence to share space situational awareness, or SSA, services and information.
- NASA Successfully Tests Portable Nuclear Reactor for Space Sputnik 02 May 2018 -- The Kilopower system will be essential for day-to-day requirements, such as lighting, water and oxygen, and for mission objectives, like running experiments and producing fuel for the long journey home, NASA's official website reported.
- NASA Faces Cost Overruns, Launch Delays in 9 Major Projects Sputnik 01 May 2018 -- The US space agency NASA is facing increased costs and delays in its portfolio of major projects, including the Orion crew capsule, Space Launch System rocket and James Webb space telescope, according to a report by the General Accountability Office on Tuesday.
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