14 November 2015
China will step up satellite application and its integration with emerging Internet industries to promote economic development, an official said Friday. China has built a complete aerospace industry with nearly 60 years of development. More than 130 satellites are operating stably in orbit. The country will bolster the integration of Internet services and the application of satellites to expand the industrial scale of satellites for communication, navigation and remote sensing, said Xu Dazhe, director of China National Space Administration.
13 November 2015
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will establish a joint innovation hub in advanced materials for the space age.
Unveiled by the Premier of New South Wales The Honorable Mike Baird at a special ceremony in Shanghai, the partnership builds on the successful US$1 million Collaborative Investment Fund established by the two universities in 2013. “This new venture will leverage UNSW and SJTU’s reputations as world leaders in advanced materials and it connects our research with one of the world’s largest and rapidly growing industry clusters in space technology and astronautics,” said UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs.
12 November 2015
China will launch key maritime, space and Internet projects for integration of the country's military and civilian resources in the next five years, a senior officer said.
"China is on its way to building itself into a maritime, space and cyber power," said Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), in a signed article in Thursday's People's Daily. China has set up several incubators for the aerospace industry to assist growth and technology transfer in Beijing, Shanghai, Shaanxi and Sichuan.
11 November 2015
China has entered the realm of small satellite players with the success of its first CubeSat launch this September. The mission, directed by Shufan Wu, senior aerospace engineer at the Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites (SECM), orbited three small satellites capable of flight tracking and ship tracking from space.
Wu spearheaded China’s maiden CubeSat mission through SECM, with hopes of seeing many more in the future. He told Via Satellite that, over the past few years, micro/nano satellites below 50 kg - referred to in China as minosatellites - have become very attractive for commercial applications.