23 March 2017
China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced on 23 March. The satellite, the country's fourth Fengyun-III meteorological satellite, is expected to improve weather disaster forecasting ability as well as environmental monitoring.
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23 March 2017
China has agreed to contribute U.S.$64 million to the Egyptian Earth observation satellite programme, EgyptSat, as part of a new cooperation agreement between the two counties signed on 21 March 2017.
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15 March 2017
On 15 March 2017, Alain Ratier, Director-General of EUMETSAT and Wu Yanhua, Vice Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed an agreement that provides the policy framework for the continuation and expansion of EUMETSAT’s cooperation with China on monitoring the atmosphere, oceans and climate from space.
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20 March 2017
China's new Wenchang Space Launch centre has opened a space exhibition for students as part of a drive to popularise the country's space exploration exploits and inspire younger generations.
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20 March 2017
A major space agreement between Saudi Arabia and Asia’s leading space power, China has been achieved. The agreement is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) for Saudi Arabia to contribute to and participate in the Chinese-led Chang’e-4 Moon mission, scheduled to be launched in 2018. Until now it is not precisely known which contribution will come from Saudi Arabia to the mission.
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17 March 2017
China is developing a system to recover parts of rockets used in space launches to bring down costs and make its space programme more commercially competitive, according to researchers involved in the project. The system would bring the rocket engine and booster safely back to the ground so they can be reused in future launches. Besides saving operational costs, the recovery would also reduce the threat of debris falling to the ground, the researchers said. The recovery system is under development at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing.
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