21 July 2014
Hong Kong's chief executive CY Leung met China National Space Administration Deputy Director Zhang Jianhua at the Government House on Monday, according to the city's government news website. Zhang and his delegation attended the opening ceremony of the Exhibition on China's Lunar Exploration Program at the Space Museum.
21 July 2014
China will launch Gaofen-2, a high-definition Earth observation satellite, to space this year, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND). As one of China's major science and technology projects, the Gaofen satellite series will help in geographic and resources surveys, environment and climate change monitoring, precision agriculture, disaster relief and city planning.
18 July 2014
People around the world will get the chance to be an Olympic Torchbearer this year ahead of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Virtual Torch Relay app. “It is an innovative and fun way to relay the Olympic torch,” Su Nin, director of the Nanjing municipal government publicity office told China Daily. “It is also an economical way to hold the relay.” The torch was sent virtually to the Chang’e-2 lunar probe 19 June after the suggestion of 14-year-old student Xu Guanglan and his classmates, while the torch traveled to the South Pole and Jiaolong, China’s first manned deep-sea submarine.
17 July 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports about an interview with ESA Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain during the current Farnborough Air Show in which he talked about ongoing conversations with his Chinese counterparts and prospects for exchange of information in light of the ambitious plans of China. Highlighting the successful partnership of the ISS, Mr. Dordain expressed ESA's willingness to also cooperate with China in the future, not exclusively but also in the area of manned spaceflight.