31 August 2018
China's National Space Administration and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) celebrated the 30-year anniversary of their joint space program, the Sino-Brazilian Terrestrial Resource Program, at the Chinese embassy in Brasilia Wednesday. The two parties announced their sixth project, the Cbers-4A remote sensorial satellite, which will monitor deforestation in the Amazon region and elsewhere in the South American country starting next year.
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28 August 2018
China and Italy are preparing for the world's third intercontinental quantum communication test as early as September, allowing scientists to have a better understanding of this hackproof technology's applications across great distances in space. Pan Jianwei, chief scientist for China's quantum-science satellite, which goes by the nickname "Micius", revealed the news on the sidelines of the 8th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography in Shanghai on 27 August. The test will be conducted using several ground stations in China and Italy's Space Geodesy Centre in Matera - a distance of more than 8,000 kilometers.
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28 August 2018
China's agricultural remote sensing monitoring platform CropWatch has provided information services to 147 countries and regions. CropWatch was launched in 1998. Based on remote sensing and ground observation data, the system independently assesses crop growth, yield and related information at global and national scales. It is currently one of the major international remote sensing monitoring systems for agriculture. The system was initiated by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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From 26 to 28 September, the 4th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum will be in full swing. The commercial space community from China and abroad will meet in Central China's Wuhan for the biggest private space conference. For more details, please, check the official website of the conference:
http://os.casicloud.com/act/ccaf.ht
On the GoTaikonauts! facebook website https://www.facebook.com/go-taikonautscom
you can find the information brochure which was distributed during the UNISPACE+50 space forum in June in Vienna.
For an extensive report about the last year's conference, the 3rd CCAF, please, read the article "Wuhan - China's Centre of the Commercial Universe" in the issue no 21 of our GoTaikonauts! newsletter or go to the download section on this website for downloading the report on the 2017 China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum - 3rd CCAF - in Wuhan or click on this link: Wuhan - China's centre of the commercial universe - including interviews with Enrique Pacheco, Andrew Paliwoda, Philippe Cyr .

28 August 2018
Sergei Kilin, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belaru, told the Belrus News Agency BelTA: "We regularly discuss possible joint projects of interest to both countries with the Chinese side. The matter is closely monitored by the two sides. Negotiations are underway, including on the joint creation of a space satellite. We cannot disclose the content of the talks for now."
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27 August 2018
A report by Sarah Scoles is investigating the question whether the world’s largest telescope FAST can coexist with a nearby buzzing tourist location, the new Pingtang Astronomy Town. Scoles' article is a descriptive account of the general situation around FAST and how China's ambition in advancing astronomical science play out. A very interesting read!
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