25 August 2019
The latest issue of GoTaikonauts!, issue no 25, has a report on a visit to the LandSpace manufacturing base in Huzhou, a retro perspective from the 2019 National Space Day Changsha last April and a comprehensive review of the process of the Announcement of Opportunity on the CSS from the start in May 2018 up to the selection announcement in June 2019 and also provides some observations along the way. An interview with UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo is giving insight into the versatile projects of the UN office and an outlook on the ambitions for the future. The newsletter is complemented by the Quarterly Report July - September 2018.
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23 August 2019
Chinese astronaut Liu Yang told Namibian President Hage Geingob on 22 August that her government is looking forward to Namibia’s participation in future space missions with China. Speaking at State House during a courtesy meeting, Liu said China will build its space station in 2022, which will be a platform for all the other countries to cooperate with each other. “Win-win cooperation and mutual benefits is what we want to do,” she said.
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22 August 2019
A novel patrol and security robot, a dog-like robot that can perform tasks in complex and harsh environments, intelligent searching and environment perception robotic systems.... these robots shown at the ongoing 2019 World Robot Conference have one thing in common: they have benefited from China's space technology.
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22 August 2019
The Jilin 1 satellite has helped launch the Jilin province's advanced manufacturing drive, as well as providing precise data for firefighting and environmental protection. The first commercial remote sensing satellite of the Jilin series was launched in October 2015. Since then, 13 more satellites have been put into orbit.
The technological improvements of the Jilin 1 are representative of the province's innovation-driven growth strategy in recent years as it moves away from its old industrial base.
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22 August 2019
Chinese scientists have conducted experiments on pulsar navigation with Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) "Insight". The positioning accuracy in the experiments reached 10 km, further verifying the feasibility of autonomous navigation of spacecraft by using pulsars, which lays a foundation for future practical application in deep-space exploration.
These findings were published on 21 August in The Astrophysical Journal - Supplement Series.
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Link to the article "In-orbit Demonstration of X-Ray Pulsar Navigation with the Insight-HXMT Satellite" in The Astrophysical Journal - Supplement Series

21 August 2019
Chinese researchers have completed an in-situ experiment to study the influence of near space atmospheric thermal turbulences on mass exchange. The flight experiment took place over the northwestern Qinghai province and the southwestern Tibet autonomous region. It lasted 13 hours and eight minutes, with a maximum altitude of 21,625 meters.
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