28 June 2019
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has unveiled a cloud technology-based data platform tailored to the commercial space industry.
The Space Cloud Cubic platform launched on 26 June in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, is developed to provide comprehensive solutions to various parties in the commercial space industry, the CAS said. Developed by CAS Tianta Co. Ltd., the platform has six major functions, including cloud measurement and control, cloud management, cloud communication, cloud storage, cloud computing, and cloud services.
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27 June 2019
New Agency Reuters reported on 27 June, that the U.S. and China are aiming for a meeting on civil space matters this autumn.
David Turner, Deputy Director of the U.S. State Department Office of Space and Advanced Technology told Reuters: "We have reason to talk to China about being a responsible actor in outer space, regardless almost of anything that happens." Kevin O’Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Commerce Department mentioned that it is in the interest of the U.S. to understand China's philosophy of commercial space activities.
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27 June 2019
The Chang'e 4 lander and the rover have resumed work for the seventh lunar day on the far side of the Moon after "sleeping" during the extreme cold night. The lander woke up at on 27 June, 9:45 BJT, and the rover, Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit 2), awoke on 26 June at 13:26 BJT. Both are in normal working condition, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Programme Center of the China National Space Administration. Yutu 2 has traveled more than 212 meters on the Moon to conduct scientific exploration.
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25 June 2019
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province on 25 June at 2:09 BJT. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the satellite was sent to the inclined geosynchronous earth orbit. It is the 46th satellite of the BDS satellite family and the 21st satellite of the BDS-3 system.
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25 June 2019
On Monday 24 June, South Africa’s Minister for International Relations, Naledi Pandor, signed a partnership agreement with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Beijing on the sidelines of the ongoing China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Coordinators’ Meeting. Pandor, who is leading the South African delegation to the Forum, held a bilateral meeting with Wang Yi, prior to another meeting with senior personnel from the Astronomy Institute of China. The bilateral agreement serves as a working framework for the Chinese entities to partner with South Africa on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
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23 June 2019
Chinese astronomers plan to use the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) to search for birthplaces of new suns so they can better understand how stars and life substances are formed. "The high sensitivity of FAST and its advantage in sky coverage will enable us to study the molecular clouds in the Milky Way, as well as in the Andromeda Galaxy, adjacent to our galaxy," Li Di, Chief Scientist of FAST said. "We also plan to cooperate with the Milky Way Image Scroll Project of the Purple Mountain Observatory to catch the dark clouds at birth, and to study how many new suns will be born in our galaxy."
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