14 November 2018
China is planning to promote the sharing of satellite data with member states of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) to help with urban planning, disaster monitoring and assessment, as well as agriculture and forest surveys. "We will construct the Data Sharing Service Cloud Platforms by using existing and potential co-developed satellites to serve these purposes," said Li Xinjun, Secretary General of APSCO, at a forum commemorating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization on 14 November.
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14 November 2018
During Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to China, 15 memoranda of understanding were signed to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries, in particular in science and technology. Pakistan and China have been engaged in S&T cooperation since 1976, when the two nations signed an agreement on this sector. During Khan’s recent visit to China the two sides agreed to promote the 2012-2020 Space Cooperation Outline between the China National Space Administration and the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). Expressing satisfaction on the launch of the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite this year, the two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in space technology applications. They agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of manned space travel, and the China Manned Space Engineering Office and SUPARCO will sign a framework agreement on cooperation.
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15 November 2018
A synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing experiment site was unveiled in Zhangjiakou, northern China's Hebei Province. The experiment site, covering an area of 46,000 square meters, has a comprehensive remote sensing experiment center and a remote sensing information center. Operated jointly by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the city of Zhangjiakou, the experiment site is a platform to conduct remote sensing technology research and push forward the transformation of innovation achievements.
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10 November 2018
China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) announced a customized new system of small communication satellites for overseas users, on the sidelines of Airshow China 2018 held from November 6 to 11 in Zhuhai City. The system is based on the DFH-4F SMALL GEO Platform, which enables high-speed Internet services for overseas users in remote areas. This is the first time that China will launch small communication satellites for commercial use, which have an operation life of 15 years, roughly the same as other medium or large-sized communication satellites. However, it's more cost-efficient than large ones, and takes a shorter time to develop.
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14 November 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping said on 14 November the international community should strengthen cooperation in outer space on the basis of equality, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness. He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in Beijing. "China has consistently advocated the rational exploitation and utilization of space resources, space environment protection, and hopes the space industry could bring more benefits to mankind," he stressed.
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14 November 2018
The 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition which ended on 11 November, showcased the country's achievements in aerospace and national defense equipment that have been made during four decades of reform and opening-up - especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in 2012.
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