05 September 2019
At the 8th CSA-IAA Conference on Space Technology Innovation on 4 and 5 September in Shanghai, China, Yang Jun, Deputy Director of China's Satellite Navigation System Management Office told the audience that China plans to send 5 to 7 Beidou satellites into space this year and two to four in 2020, which will help fully complete the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System global network. Currently are 39 satellites in-orbit. In the future, the BDS will also be further integrated with the Internet, the Internet of things, 5G and big data.
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05 September 2019
China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has for the first time detected eruptive pulses of radio energy from an object known to the astronomy community as FRB 121102. There have been less than 100 fast radio bursters (FRBs) discovered, and FRB 121102 is the only one that has been detected erupting more than once, with the previous detection in 2015 by the Arecibo radio telescope. Repetition is considered important for those trying to unravel the nature of these objects.
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04 September 2019
On July 25, a Chinese NewSpace company, Interstellar Glory (also known as i-Space or Space Honor), made a successful orbital launch, sending two smallsats into a 300-kilometer orbit. Before that, two other companies, LandSpace and OneSpace, made similar but unsuccessful attempts in October 2018 and March 2019. Interstellar Glory got the glory by winning the race about the first commercial space launch in China. But this was not end of the race.
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04 September 2019
In the fifth and latest Physics World special report on China - following previous reports in 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018 - the magazine takes an in-depth look at China’s Chang’e-4 mission to the far side, which landed in the Von Kármán creator in the South Pole Aitken Basin on 3 January. A new facility in central China is designed to study gravitational waves as well as test Einstein’s theory of general relativity to unprecedented precision, as Ling Xin reports.
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04 September 2019
A delegation from China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) visited yesterday the premises of the Department of Space Sciences and Applied Research (DCEPA) of the Angola National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN) to find out and learn about the work of that department, aiming at identifying partnerships regarding space industry and technology.
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04 September 2019
China's space industry is starting to flex its muscles and is enjoying an influx of talented young people entering its ranks. China currently boasts about 100 privatized aerospace companies - a huge leap from only 30 in 2014, when the government first gave the green light for start-ups to operate in the space industry. Companies such as the Beijing-based LinkSpace are also pioneering reusable rocket technology, bringing the heavens one step closer.
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