17 August 2017
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has adjusted air routes around the world's largest radio telescope in southwestern province of Guizhou to protect the electromagnetic environment. The aviation authority has set up two restricted flight zones in the area, canceled two routes, and added or adjusted three other routes.
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14 August 2017
Denis Lyskov, Chief Executive Officer of Russian launching services operator Glavkosmos held a meeting with China’s space experts in mid-August.
The meeting was held within the framework of the second meeting of the Sino-Russian working group on space cooperation. Meeting attendees paid special attention to the discussion of a new Sino-Russian program for 2018-2022, where Glavkosmos is acting as a coordinator and as an actionee for several topics. The program is scheduled for signing in fall 2017.
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10 August 2017
As Chinese scientists accomplish all their planned experiments with the world's first quantum satellite, they are devising new studies and aiming to launch more quantum satellites to build a hack-proof global quantum communications network.
China launched the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale QUESS satellite on 16 August 2016. Its three major scientific goals - quantum key distribution, quantum entanglement distribution and quantum teleportation - have been achieved a year ahead of schedule. Its designed life is two years, so Chinese scientists are making new plans for extended experiments with the satellite.
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11 August 2017
As the first to achieve quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, China is confident in making more scientific and technological breakthroughs.
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09 August 2017
The multi-parameter WET Sensor by Cambridge based Delta-T Devices Ltd was used by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong 2 space laboratory.
Two Chinese astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, spent 30 days aboard the Tiangong 2 space lab carrying out numerous experiments, one of which was to cultivate lettuce plants within the weightless atmosphere. The WET Sensor played a key role in the space lab experiment, providing frequent accurate data on substrate moisture, temperature and pore water conductivity. This information allowed the astronauts to precisely assess growing conditions (including nutrient values) on a regular basis. The experiment was a success
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09 August 2017
Over the 50 years since its founding, the Xi'an Satellite Control Center has successfully resolved major faults in over 10 satellites, saving the country billions yuan in possible losses, the center said on 9 August. Founded in 1967, the centre is tasked with routine telemetry, orbit control and breakdown diagnosis and maintenance of satellites. The centre also sent the communications satellite Zhongxing-9A into correct orbit, after it had failed to enter its preset orbit after launch on 19 June this year.
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10 August 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world's first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on 10 August. The Nature reviewers commented that the experiment was an impressive achievement, and constituted a milestone in the field.
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