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
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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31 August 2016
Southwest China's Guizhou Province has started to move 8,000 people from their homes to make way for the world's largest radio telescope which will be completed in September, local authorities said 31 August. Upon completion in September, FAST will require radio silence within a 5-kilometer radius.
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25 August 2016
Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is making a play for space exploration history as the official timekeeper of China’s Mars Exploration Programme. The announcement came this week in Beijing as TAG Heuer CEO and branding wizard extraordinaire Jean-Claude Biver celebrated with scientists and officials of the China National Space Administration the unveiling of the exterior design of China's first Mars rover. TAG Heuer is a sponsor of the programme, and the planned 2020 Chinese mission to Mars will include a TAG Heuer timepiece on board.
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27 August 2016
In its Sunday issue, the British daily newspaper "The Guardian" has given a comprehensive and well researched overview on Chinas current space ambitions. The article is also covering China's future space ambitions. Space experts from ESA, NSSC, Imperial College, London and independent space analyst Brian Harvey are contributing to the content.
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25 August 2016
China on Thursday published the first pictures transmitted back to earth from Gaofen-3, the country's first C-band high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite with a resolution of one meter.
The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) published images of the Beijing Capital International Airport, Xiamen city of Fujian Province, the northern port of Tianjin, China's fourth-largest freshwater lake Hongze and the Yellow Sea, which were taken by the satellite. These images were captured using different imaging modes and all appear to be clear, according to the SASTIND.
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