16 June 2017
China will launch a further four space probes before 2021 as part of the efforts to develop space science, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence on 16 June. The China-Italy Electromagnetic Monitoring Experiment Satellite will be launched this August to study phenomena related to earthquakes from space.
The China-France Oceanography Satellite is expected to be launched in 2018. It will study ocean-surface wind and waves to improve forecasts for ocean waves and strengthen disaster prevention and mitigation. An astronomical satellite jointly developed by China and France will be launched in 2021 to study gamma rays and provide data for research in dark energy and the evolution of the universe. China plans to launch the country's first Mars probe in 2020, which is expected to orbit the red planet, land and deploy a rover in just one mission.
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15 June 2017
China launched its first X-ray space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts, via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert at 11 a.m. 15 June. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), dubbed Insight, was sent into an orbit of 550 kilometers above the earth to help scientists better understand the evolution of black holes, and the strong magnetic fields and the interiors of pulsars.
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China launches X-ray telescope via Long March 4B
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15 June 2017
China's Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 space lab completed their second in-orbit refueling at 6:28 p.m. 15 June.
The second refueling, lasting about two days, further tested the country's refueling technology and cemented technical results from the first refueling.
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14 June 2017
A 3-kilogram mini-ecosystem, developed by research teams led by Chongqing University, will be transported to the lunar surface by the Chang'e 4 scheduled to launch in 2018, authorities announced at this year's Global Space Exploration Conference. In this first of its kind experiment for China, the 18-centimeter-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.
The theory is that silkworms will hatch and create carbon dioxide, while the potato plants will generate oxygen, explained Zhang Yuanxun, designer of the ecosystem model.
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15 June 2017
In the next three years, China will launch its first commercial low-orbit satellites system, designed to collect real-time data for industries including the heavy machinery and logistics sectors, according to the company behind it. Beijing-based private company Commsat Technology Development Co Ltd said that from 2018 to 2020, it will position 60 satellites at six different orbits, about 600 kilometers above the Earth.
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12 June 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts in 2016, a research group have said. “Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by the end of May,’’ Zhao Xia, from the rare tree germ plasm resources group, said 12 June. “Some 150 seeds, collected in August 2016, were taken into space on the Shenzhou 11 mission and kept at the Tiangong 2 lab from 15 September to 18 November 2016. “The sprouting project began on 15 May, and another 150 seeds that had not gone into space were germinated at the same time in a comparative study,’’ Zhao said.
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