28 June 2022
The SZ-13 crew held its first press conference since returning from space 74 days ago, in Beijing on the afternoon of the 28 June. Jing Haipeng, Deputy Director of China's manned space programme's astronaut system, briefed on the recovery situation of the SZ-13 crew and the follow-up plans. The taikonauts are in good physical and mental health, and their medical test results are fine. Their muscle strength, stamina and bone density have recovered well, as expected. They will restart regular training once all recovery tasks are completed. The trio shared their thoughts and reflections on their space trips when meeting with the media. Ye Guangfu congratulated Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti for her 2nd space mission. Ye and Cristoforetti once trained together.
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27 June 2022
China sent the new Earth observation satellite Gaofen 12-03 into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on 27 June at 23:46 BJT. The satellite entered the planned orbit successfully. It will be used in a variety of fields including land surveys, urban planning, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.
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25 June 2022
After organizing the supplies aboard China's space station, the Shenzhou 14 crew gave the space station a deep cleansing. Regular cleaning is part of the daily routine of maintaining the space station.
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25 June 2022
CNSA released its first batch of 8K ultra-high-definition (UHD) photos captured by taikonauts. They show views of space, Earth and spacecraft. The images were taken by the Shenzhou 13 crew during their 6-month mission earlier this year. Already beginning of June, highlights of the SZ-13 mission, filmed in UHD were published
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26 June 2022
The 8th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum will be held online from 14-15 September 2022.
The forum will attract experts and decision makers from the commercial space sector to discuss technological achievements and innovative ideas, explore development paths and boost industrial resources integration as well as rapid development of the commercial aerospace industry. For requests for participation, please, contact the CCAF Organising Committeee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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22 June 2022
On the occassion of the 14th BRICS Summit, CNSA reiterated that BRICS cooperation for joint observation and data sharing with a network of remote sensing satellites is about to start. This year, the 1st meeting of the Joint Commission on Space Cooperation of the BRICS countries took place. It was hosted by CNSA, as China is the 2022 BRICS chair. The intention is to start the BRICS satellite constellation still this year. According to CNSA, China envisions a 2-stage development plan for the BRICS remote sensing satellite cooperation. The primary stage is a virtual constellation of 5 satellites - one from each member countries. The 2nd stage will see a more coordinated cooperation in accordance with space development plans of each member countries. The countries will jointly formulate satellite constellation standards and coordinate satellite condition and data transmission ports to achieve a more unified data product and services - which would mark the construction stage of a real constellation.
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