11 July 2014
Lei Fanpei, president of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) met with the visiting Airbus Group CEO Thomas Enders on Wednesday. During the meeting, Mr. Lei briefed the guests on the achievements CASC made in recent years in the aerospace field and future development plans. He also reviewed the history of cooperation between the two parties in many fields, hoping to further its cooperation with Airbus in more areas.
09 July 2014
A new Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) set a new record for the country's remote sensing drones by flying for more than 30 hours consecutively, the UAV's developer, the Chinese Academy of Surveying & Mapping (CASM), announced on Wednesday. The previous record time was 16 hours. Coupled with China's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, the UAV system can carry out rapid mapping without ground control points.
04 July 2014
The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme. Jia Yang also told the official Xinhua news agency of his despair when the lunar rover lost contact with earth six weeks after it was deployed on the moon's surface. He led the team that designed the Jade Rabbit, named Yutu in Chinese after the pet of Chang'e, the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology.
04 July 2014
A United Nations initiative is strengthening drought monitoring and early warning in the Asia Pacific region, with the help of China and India. The two space faring countries of this region help the others in drought monitoring and early warnings. China and India provide satellite data and develop this data into products. They also train the experts which are involved in the drought monitoring and warning mechanism for Asia and the Pacific.