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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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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02 September 2016
Spaceflight Now is giving an overview on the facts know about the launch of the Long March rocket which intended to orbit the Gaofen 10 Earth observation satellite.
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01 September 2016
From artificial intelligence to smog control, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday unveiled 60 major science and technology (S&T) breakthroughs the country aspires to make in the next five years. CAS President Bai Chunli said that key projects also include organ repair and reconstruction, water pollution control, research on Moon samples, a low-frequency radio telescope on the far side of the Moon and the development of a ground application system for the Mars mission.
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01 September 2016
Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) and Antonov Design Bureau signed a cooperation agreement to continue the production of the super-heavy transport aircraft AN-225, which was originally designed to carry the Soviet Union's Buran space shuttle. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the aircraft was converted to commercial use. The AN-225 has potential air launch capabilities.
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01 September 2016
Chinese researchers are confident of making technological breakthroughs over the next four years in developing high resolution imaging that can see car-sized objects on the earth from high orbit. Researchers at the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) are studying camera technologies suited for satellites 36,000 kilometers away from Earth, with significant government support. The CIOMP plan aims to achieve an optical resolution of 2.5 meters for the camera. This is the equivalent of seeing a hair clearly from 800 meters away.
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