12 July 2016
China will launch a Water Cycle Observation Mission (WCOM) satellite around 2020, to help in forecasting hydrological events including flood and drought. As the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGRSS) 2016 kicked off in Beijing on 11 July, China announced its plans for the WCOM satellite, the first geoscientific satellite to provide integrated observation of key elements of the global water cycle.
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12 July 2016
Forty high school students from Laiyuan in Hebei Province are getting a chance to be close to China's latest aerospace technology during their themed summer camp, which started on 11 July 2016, at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) in Beijing. During the week-long summer camp, the CAAA will arrange guided tours to showcase wind tunnels and the Caihong (CH, or rainbow in English) series unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), both major lines of business for the CAAA.
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08 July 2016
China's second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 has been delivered to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for final preparations. It will now be assembled and tested ahead of its scheduled launch later this year. Scientists have designed the Tiangong-2 to carry out more challenging tasks than its predecessor, and is expected to help China's space mission make its next big leap.
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04 July 2016
SpaceNews is reporting about an agreement signed by China and Poland concerning "space research, exchange and use of satellite data to develop our scientific knowledge on Earth, including observation and monitoring of climate change and the environment, and the development of space technology, including in the field of telecommunication."
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08 July 2016
ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe’s Sentinel-1 satellite. ESA and representatives of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) met in Wuhan to sign the cooperation agreement, which begins the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme. As a joint undertaking between ESA and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC), under MOST, the programme promotes the use of ESA, Third Party Mission, Copernicus Sentinels and Chinese Earth observation satellite data within Europe and China, for science and applications.  
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28 June 2016
Researchers at Radboud University, ASTRON and the Delft company Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) are to develop a new instrument that will be onboard the Chinese Chang’e4 satellite that will be placed in an orbit behind the moon in 2018. With the instrument, astronomers want to measure radio waves from the stars and galaxies that were formed directly after the Big Bang.
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