16 December 2016
The China Institute of High-Energy Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the official launch of Project Ngari on Dec. 13. The project team plans to build the Ngari 1 telescope and begin scientific observation within five years. Once constructed, it will be the first observatory for primordial gravitational wave detection in the northern hemisphere.
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13 December 2016
During a press conference in Beijing on 10 December, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), and the Dong Fang Hong satellites manufacturer, explained the importance of the EmDrive research and were giving an overview on China's progress in this area.
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13 December 2016
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp plans to build a global real-time communications satellite network by 2020, a senior company executive said. Sun Weigang, Chief Engineer at the State-owned space giant, said the Hongyan satellite system will be composed of 60 small satellites operating in low orbits and 20 ground stations around the world. The system will provide a wide range of civilian services such as ground data collection and exchange, ship identification and tracking, mobile broadcasting as well as navigation signal enhancement, he said.
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10 December 2016
China launched a weather satellite at 11 minutes after midnight in the morning of 11 December, marking an upgrade of China's meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit. The Fengyun-4 satellite, the first of China's second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have been launched, is also the country's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit. The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The launch marked the 242nd mission of China's Long March series of rockets.
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12 December 2016
Four Chinese volunteers who have been living inside a sealed capsule in Shenzhen for close to the last 6-months are now just hours away from completing their 180 -day survival experiment on 14 December. The four scientists -- three men and one woman -- are taking part in this experiment designed to determine how well food, water, and oxygen can be used and recycled under controlled conditions. The test of the "controlled ecological life support system" has been inspired by technology currently used in China's Shenzhou spacecraft.
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08 December 2016
China’s CAMSAT is reported to be working closely with a Beijing government aerospace contractor to build two microsatellites with Amateur Radio linear transponders - CAS-4A and CAS-4B. Each spacecraft will carry a 70-centimeter/2-meter (U/V) 100 mW SSB/CW linear transponder, a 2-meter CW 50 mW telemetry beacon, and an AX.25 4.8 kbps GMSK 100 mW telemetry downlink. Launch from Taiyuan, China, is set for 31 March into a 524-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit with a 42° inclination.
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