16 February 2016
Chinese scientists have developed a system to measure the leak rate for a vacuum environment which will be used in the country's third step moon exploration program. According to scientists at the Lanzhou Institute of Physics under the China Academy of Space Technology, the measurement system will help scientists figures out a better way to preserve samples from the moon, which are stored in a vacuum capsule, increasing the accuracy of research.
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16 February 2016
Andrew Jones of gbtimes investigates details of China's long-term vision for space science. He asked Dr. Wu Ji, Director General of the National Space Science Centre (NSSC) in Beijing what the future holds for China in space science.
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14 February 2016
China's domestic gravitational wave research project "Tianqin," at Sun Yat-sen University, Institute of Astronomy and Space Science in south China's Guangdong Province will be set-up in four stages over the next 15 to 20 years. The project includes the launch of three high-orbit satellites to detect gravitational wave. Sun Yat-sen University is willing to cooperate with other institutions, and has plans for 15,000 square meters of observatory and laboratory on Fenghuang Mountain in Zhuhai City, Guangdong.
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11 February 2016
As part of the Singapore Republic's push towards developing space capabilities, the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Location Based Service (LBS) Association of China (GLAC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership for industry development on 11 February 2016.
The partnership aims to advance the development of integrated space capabilities in the area of navigational satellite technology.
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12 February 2016
William Jones and Marsha Freeman are analysing the importance of China's planned lunar mission Chang'e 4 for its national space programme and the international context.
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06 February 2016
To take a closer look at some of China's ambitious space projects for 2016, and to get to know where China is ranked among the leading countries in the space industry, CRIENGLISH interviewed Prof. Yang Yuguang from China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation, also Secretary of the IAF (International Astronautical Federation) Space Transportation Committee.
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