17 November 2015
Dong Yaxue, a Chinese scientist working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has made history on 5 November by becoming the first Chinese female scientist to participate in a NASA news conference. Dong is currently part of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), which is a project involving a space probe orbiting Mars and studying its atmosphere.
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16 November 2015
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says a manned mission to Mars will happen in the 2030s, but unlike the Apollo moon missions in the 1960s and '70s, it will take an international coalition - including Russia and China - to get there. The US remains the unquestioned leader when it comes to space exploration, but in a talk at the Council on Foreign Relations Thursday, Bolden said future efforts will look like the International Space Station, an international effort that has kept humans continuously living and working in space for the past 15 years. "If we’re partnered with the Chinese, as we are with other nations, I think they would be much less prone to do something that puts low-Earth orbit in jeopardy, like, you know, anti-satellite stuff. Now, that may be a naïve thought, but I think that's what gives me hope, that the more we can have many nations working toward a common goal, the better off we’ll be," Bolden said.
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14 November 2015
The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite, developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is expected to be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in mid-December. DAMPE, the first satellite in a CAS space science program, and its carrier Long March 2-D rocket left Shanghai Saturday, heading for Jiuquan in northwest China's Gansu Province. The satellite and carrier rocket are fully prepared for blast-off after passing the inspection and approval of the CAS.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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