14 November 2019
On 14 November, scientists and engineers were simulating the landing of the Chinese Mars 2020 spacecraft on a test area in Huailai County, north China's Hebei Province. It was demonstrated how the lander was suspended in air, descended and avoided collision in a simulated Mars environment. It was the first time for China’s Mars lander to meet the public amid efforts to increase international aerospace cooperation.. Nearly 100 foreign diplomatic envoys to China including France, Italy and Brazil as well as representatives of international organizations (European Union, the African Union and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) were invited to view the testing on China’s Mars lander at a base.
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video footage of the test: China does key test on Mars probe lander
another photo of the test stand

14 November 2019
China and Brazil will continue collaborating on space weather research to achieve a deeper understanding of the sun's effects on the space environment surrounding Earth and improve the forecasting of violent solar activities that could harm people and infrastructure, a leading Chinese scientist said.
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13 November 2019
Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province on 13 November. The five Ningxia-1 satellites were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 14:35 BJT. The satellites are part of a commercial satellite project invested by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co., Ltd. and will be mainly used for remote sensing detection.
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12 November 2019
The China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) programme, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and National Institute for Space Research (INPE) of Brazil is bound to inspire more scientific and technological cooperation between China and Brazil and also among the BRICS countries. The satellite programme is hailed by experts as a role model for BRICS cooperation, as strengthening ties in science, technology and innovation among the BRICS countries has become priority for the upcoming 11th BRICS summit to be held from 13 to 14 November in Brasilia, Brazil.
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13 November 2019
China sent a new remote sensing satellite into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on 13 November. The Jilin-1 Gaofen 02A, which belongs to the Jilin-1 satellite family, was launched by Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A), a carrier rocket at 11:40 h (Beijing Time).
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11 November 2019
China's spacecraft tracking ships Yuanwang 5 and Yuanwang 7 set sail on 10 November for the Indian Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province for five upcoming satellite maritime monitoring missions. The departure of the two ships means that all six ships of the Yuanwang fleet are currently on mission, and the fleet's maritime monitoring missions in 2019 are coming to a close.
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