10 August 2020
Space-tracking ship Yuanwang 5 returned after 58 days in the Pacific Ocean to port on 09 August, after completing the latest missions of monitoring the launch of Tianwen 1 and the APSTAR-6D telecommunication satellite. After docking at the port, crew members will rest, examine facilities, and replenish supplies for upcoming missions, including the Chang'e 5 lunar sample return mission, sources with the country's satellite maritime tracking and controlling authorities said.
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04 August 2020
Physicists in China are beginning to return to the lab following the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of their projects face delays, as Ling Xin reports for Physics World. She also spoke space scientists like Shaolin Xiong, an astrophysicist at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Principal Investigator of the GECAM space science mission (Gravitational-wave high-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor), which is scheduled for launch by the end of the year. Also, she could get hold of Bertrand Cordier of the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre in France, who coordinates the French involvement in SVOM (Space Variable Objects Monitor), the French-Chinese joint gamma-ray telescope.
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07 August 2020
China and Argentina have resumed plans to work together on outer space exploration. The two countries will cooperate in the development of spacecrafts and other instruments for space exploration, as well as land infrastructure to launch and control space missions and satellites, according to an agreement published in Argentina’s official gazette on 07 August. The deal has been in effect since 24 July, according to the publication, which says all space exploration shall have peaceful intention.
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07 August 2020
China is soliciting ideas for educational payloads aboard its Chang'e 7 mission, an asteroid and a comet. CNSA is asking primary, middle school and university students across the country to provide ideas for payloads that would fly aboard the Chang'e 7 probe to the Moon's South Pole, and on another spacecraft to the asteroid 2016HO3 and the comet 133P. The deadline for applications is 31 October.
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07 August 2020
The UAE Ambassador to China, Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, told the Global Times during a recent visit to the Beijing-based China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) that there are "a number of opportunities and possibilities for the UAE space agency to work with the CAST team in the future." China and the UAE could find collaborative opportunities in space exploration.
At an event on 06 August, themed on how to peacefully explore the Red Planet, ambassadors and diplomats from countries including China, the UAE, Namibia, Mali, Nepal, Uruguay and Azerbaijan signed an initiative on Peaceful Space Exploration.
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06 August 2020
China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:01 BJT. Gaofen 9-04 has a sub-meter resolution and will be mainly used for land surveys, city planning, land right confirmation, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and mitigation as well as for data on the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The mission also launched the Tsinghua science and test satellite, developed by Tsinghua University. The satellite will verify higher atmospheric density measurements based on dual-frequency GPS.
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with complementary information from the PLA Daily News WeChat account