26 August 2017
Liu Yang, China's first female taikonaut, shared her space experience with Thai youths and teenagers on 26 August as she visited Thailand's National Science and Technology Fair 2017 in Bangkok at the invitation of the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology.
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24 August 2017
A new player in the space race is planning to launch 20 satellites by the end of 2018. Spacety Co Ltd will use most of them to supply data to research institutions and other business customers. "Some will be involved in microgravity experiments," said Yang Feng, CEO of the company.In the past, Chinese scientists found it difficult to conduct research in space. But now Spacety, which is based in Changsha, Hunan province, is offering a one-stop service at an affordable price to solve that problem. "This is a business model that turns out to be viable," said Yang.
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24 August 2017
Yang Liwei, Deputy Head of the Agency and the first Chinese in the space, said more than 10 countries, mostly developing, have asked for China's assistance in selecting and training astronauts. They hope to prepare astronauts for prospective joint missions to China's future space station, he said. "It normally takes about four years to train a Chinese astronaut. The time needed to train a qualified foreign astronaut will vary based on each candidate's individual situation," Yang said. "Considering that we will have our own space station in about four years, now is the time to begin such training for nations interested in joining our space station program."
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17 August 2017
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has adjusted air routes around the world's largest radio telescope in southwestern province of Guizhou to protect the electromagnetic environment. The aviation authority has set up two restricted flight zones in the area, canceled two routes, and added or adjusted three other routes.
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21 August 2017
ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in waters off the coastal city of Yantai, Shandong province. The training concluded on 21 August. The course was organised by the China Manned Space Agency CMSA in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport's Beihai Rescue Bureau. An astronaut sea survival training base in a suburb of Yantai was put into use shortly before the session.
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14 August 2017
Denis Lyskov, Chief Executive Officer of Russian launching services operator Glavkosmos held a meeting with China’s space experts in mid-August.
The meeting was held within the framework of the second meeting of the Sino-Russian working group on space cooperation. Meeting attendees paid special attention to the discussion of a new Sino-Russian program for 2018-2022, where Glavkosmos is acting as a coordinator and as an actionee for several topics. The program is scheduled for signing in fall 2017.
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