26 January 2017
Chinese carrier rocket designers are using their knowledge and expertise to tap into the public's demand for fresh and clean air. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing, a major developer of the nation's carrier rockets and ballistic missiles, will soon put on the market an air purifier that developers say incorporates a host of cutting-edge technologies used on rockets.
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25 January 2017
A team of scientists from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)developed and built the tiny 85cm long camera pointing system for the Chang'e 3 mission - the first such instrument made in Hong Kong for China’s lunar exploration programme. The team was led by Prof. Yung Kai-leung, Associate Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Tasked with developing the camera pointing system by the China Academy of Space Technology, he and his colleagues faced a number of daunting challenges.
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23 January 2017
China plans to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe at the end of November this year, from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, aboard the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-5.
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20 January 2017
Belarus and China have successfully begun a joint space exploration project. Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Nikolai Snopkov made the statement during the event held on 19 January to celebrate the 25th anniversary since Belarus-China diplomatic relations were established, BelTA reported.
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20 January 2017
China on Friday held a ceremony to honor the two astronauts of the Shenzhou-11 spaceflight mission for their outstanding contributions to the country's space endeavors.
Jing Haipeng, crew commander and a third-time space traveler, was honored a first-class aerospace achievement medal, and Chen Dong, a first-time space traveler, was conferred a third-class medal and the honorary title "heroic astronaut."
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18 January 2017
China's quantum communication satellite, launched last August, is officially operational after four months of in-orbit testing, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 18 January. Testing of the satellite, payloads and space-ground links have been completed, the CAS said, adding that everything was operating properly.
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