12 September 2018
Russia will strengthen cooperation with China by supplying its rocket engines to China, Hu Bin, Counselor of the Department of Treaty and Law at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Russian media Sputnik on 12 September on the sidelines of the first UN Conference on Space Law and Policy. "China and Russia are very good friends, and all cooperation, bilateral cooperation should extend to space. We take it as a very good initiative," Hu said. The official added that space cooperation between Russia and China could comprise research and engineering.
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12 September 2018
Don’t think China is a major space power yet? For now, it’s had only sporadic success, but China could well be on the road to becoming just as important as NASA. Will CNSA ever challenge NASA or Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS for dominance in space tech? Brian Harvey, space analyst and author of "China in Space: The Great Leap Forward" calls China’s space program ‘extremely economical’ and stresses that it concentrates only on certain areas. “It all precedes at a fairly slow pace, but don’t be deceived by that,” he warns.”Ultimately it’s going to catch up with a lot of any other countries.”
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10 September 2018
From 9-15 September, the 31st Panetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) is taking place in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. During a press conference Yang Liwei told the media agency BelTA that: "I believe that space exploration is the common goal of the humanity. Some states have achieved a lot in space exploration. Others are just starting their journey. But all countries are cooperating in this area. Our main goal is to develop in this direction and to explore the unexplored space. We have already made great progress in this matter." Yang Liwei said that he is often called "Chinese Yuri Gagarin": "I am very happy about this and I am proud that they call me that."
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08 September 2018
Irish company OCE Technology has secured investment of €200,000 from Chinese stockmarket-listed Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology in return for a small share in OCE.
Zhuhai Orbita supplies OCE with components and OCE supplies parts to the Chinese space programme. Tony Cahill, Vice-President sales at OCE, said the investment will help spur its next stage of growth, by launching in the U.S. The firm is in “early stage” talks with SpaceX and other private companies in the US.
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09 September 2018
Scientists from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth of the CAS assessed the potential of using Luojia-1 nighttime light imaging to measure artificial light pollution. Compared with ground-based measurements, nighttime light remote sensing is able to acquire larger-scale and higher quantities of artificial lighting data. The scientists found that Luojia-1 can detect a higher dynamic range and capture the finer spatial details of artificial nighttime light.
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08 September 2018
A video sequence emerged which shows the launch of OneSpace OS-X1 suborbital rocket on 7 September, at 12:10 p.m., from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. The video reportedly is taken by the cameras of Jilin-1 satellite. At this moment, it is not clear who has released the video. However, the view is spectacular: watch on youtube.