12 September 2016
Scientists at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center are preparing to launch the country's second space laboratory. The Long March 2F carrier rocket will take the Tiangong-2 space lab into orbit within the next few days. CCTV is interviewing some of the space expert working at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, giving some personal insights into the efforts taking by the people working in the Gobi desert.
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11 September 2016
A joint drill of the Tiangong-2 space lab and the carrier rocket Long March II or CZ-2F was held on 11 September at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The drill is designed to simulate situations three hours before the actual launch, which are regarded as the most critical moment to the launch. According to the engineers, the testing process went smoothly.
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09 September 2016
The 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced yesterday in Beijing outlines breakthrough programs in areas such as particle physics; galactic structure; brain science; artificial intelligence; oceanology; ecology and the environment. Ongoing projects will also be a major focus of the Academy over the five-year period. These include manned space exploration and lunar probe; high-resolution earth observation; and many more.
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09 September 2016
China's second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 and its carrier rocket "Long March 2-F" are being transferred to a launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest province of Gansu. It is scheduled to be launched in mid-September. China's manned space engineering office says Tiangong-2 will be capable of receiving manned and cargo spaceships. The office also says Tiangong-2 will be a refuelling station as well as a testing place for systems and processes for mid-term space stays. Tiangong-2 was delivered to the center in July.
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09 September 2016
Unlike the Tiangong-1, China’s first prototype space lab, the Tiangong-2 is designed to have astronauts stay in space for a longer time. The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft, to carry two astronauts, will blast off later to dock with the Tiangong-2. These two astronauts are expected to live in the space lab for up to 30 days.
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02 September 2016
Leading creator of attractions and rides, Canadian company Dynamic Attractions, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Altair (Shanghai) Space Technology Ltd to design, develop, co-own and operator a new theme park in Hangzhou, China. The agreement was signed on 1 September 2016 at a ceremony in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade. “Space Park will highlight space technology and exploration,” stated Dr. William Zhou, the Chairman of Altair (Shanghai) Space Technology and Hyde Capital Group. “Altair has a relationship with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and the China Space Museum. This relationship ensures Space Park will supplement science education and stimulate further space innovation amongst Chinese youth by providing space-based attractions and unique displays such as Chinese spaceships and rockets on a rotational basis from the Chinese Space Museum in Beijing,”.
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