18 September 2017
Iran is set to expand collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and join two of its existing projects.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said, "Iran is ready to join two major APSCO projects namely, APOSOS and DSSP," the official website of the ministry reported.
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17 September 2017
Lieutenant General Li Shangfu, 59, a senior military official on China’s space project, had taken over the post to head China’s military equipment development programme. He follows General Zhang Youxia who had been in charge of China’s lunar exploration and manned space project.
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16 September 2017
 A new chip developed by Shenzhen-based Allystar Technology for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was unveiled on 16 September by the Global Navigation Satellite System and Location Based Service (GNSS & LBS) Association of China (GLAC). The chip supports the new generation of BeiDou-3 satellites for high-precision navigation and positioning. The positioning accuracy of the chip reaches the sub-meter level without ground-based augmentation.
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17 September 2017
China's Tianzhou 1 cargo spacecraft and Tiangong 2 space lab completed their third and last in-orbit refueling on 16 September at 20:17 h. The third refueling, lasting about three days, confirmed the technical results from the second refueling.
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China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
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17 September 2017
Nan Rendong, Chief Scientist with the world's largest radio telescope project, died at the night of 15 September at the age of 72, according to the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. As the founding father of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), Nan had been in charge of the project since 1994, and most of the project's core members were Nan's students.
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16 September 2017
Following evaluating Iran's space achievements, General Secretary of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization said that the Islamic Republic is ready for Space Development Programme. “With respect to the achievements of the government of Iran, we in APSCO are prepared to exchange our findings with one another,” said Secretary-General Li Xinjun who has traveled to Tehran in order to attend the 11th APSCO Summit.
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