13 September 2015
China has built a museum to commemorate those who made the country's first hydrogen bomb and satellites in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Located on the Huairou campus of CAS University - some 60 kms from Beijing, the museum is housed at the site of the Academy's former rocket test base founded in 1958. The base was used to develop ground test operations for high-energy liquid propellants and engines for long-range rockets.
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11 September 2015
China will invest more than one billion yuan (about 157 million U.S. dollars) to build a high altitude observatory in the southwest to monitor cosmic rays, local authorities said on 11 September. The observatory, the second of its kind in China, will be built in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze in southwest China's Sichuan Province, said Cao Zhen, a research fellow with the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) under Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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10 September 2015
China's indigenous satellite navigation system is achieving increasing market presence in the country, with most new GPS gadgets compatible with it, according to an industry report recently released by the CNSS and LBS Association of China. At least 80 percent of such gadgets and services sold in 2014 in China were compatible with the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
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02 September 2015
China obtained detailed images of a planned Moon landing site on 9 September, where a future Chang'e-5 mission is expected to conduct a soft landing and collect samples. The pictures, with a resolution of 1 meter, were captured by an orbiting service module put in place by the country's returned unmanned lunar orbiter launched in October last year, according to a statement by the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND).
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08 September 2015
China is planning to be the first country to land a lunar probe on the far side of the Moon, a Chinese lunar probe scientist said on 8 September. The mission will be carried out by Chang'e-4, a backup probe for Chang'e-3, and is slated to be launched before 2020, said Zou Yongliao from the Moon exploration department under the Chinese Academy of Sciences at a deep-space exploration forum on 8 September. Zou said government organs have ordered experts to assess the plan over the past 12 plus months. "China will be the first to complete the task if it is successful."
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01 September 2015
The President of the Republic of Sudan, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping witnessed on 1 September 2015, in the Chinese capital Beijing, the signing ceremony of Space Research Cooperation Agreement. There is currently no information on the details of the agreement available.
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