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
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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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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11 September 2017
Matthias Maurer talked with gbtimes about astronaut training, his Chinese colleagues, international cooperation, learning Chinese and the possibilities of flying to the future Chinese Space Station.
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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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14 September 2017
SpaceNews is reporting that Hong Kong-based fleet operator AsiaSat is interested in buying a high-throughput satellite for servicing the Chinese market.
AsiaSat wants to have this satellite - AsiaSat 10 - operational within 36 months, meaning to be placed into orbit by 2020.
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