18 December 2015
A ground data center that will support China's independent satellite navigation system was given the go-ahead Friday to offer location based services (LBS). Located in central China's Henan Province, the center features 63 data stations that are able to increase the resolution of images downloaded from the Beidou Navigation Satellite System from ten meters to mere millimeters.
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17 December 2015
The document was signed at the 20th regular meeting of Russian and Chinese Heads of Government, during Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s three-day visit to Beijing. The sides agreed to promote the use of "GLONASS" and "Beidou" and their augmentations in their own countries and around the world, expanding the market of navigation services provided by these systems. The parties intend to harmonise the standards of navigation and information systems based on the "GLONASS" and "Beidou" to implement joint projects and services, to monitor and evaluate the characteristics of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), to raise the level of education and the exchange of information in the field of satellite navigation technologies.
Russian state-owned nanotechnology company RUSNANO and the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation also signed a strategic partnership agreement.
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original press release on Roscosmos website (in Russian)
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17 December 2015
China on Thursday sent into space the country's first Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite in a fresh search for smoking-gun signals of the invisible material that scientists say makes up most of the universe's mass.
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15 December 2015
The Planetary Science Institute signed a cooperation agreement with Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Space Technology (Qian Xuesen Lab) today to advance their mutual interests in facilitating the open-ended expansion of the exploration of the solar system and to use the knowledge thus gained in supporting the expansion of human activity beyond the Earth. Both institutions also wish to advance their common interest in communicating to the public the knowledge and benefits gained through robotic and human exploration of the solar system.
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16 December 2015
A photo taken on 16 December 2015 shows the assembly site of the single-aperture spherical telescope "FAST" in Pingtang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. A total of 2,059 reflector panels have been installed. Each panel is an equilateral triangle with a side length of 11 meters, and has cables fixed to the back of it so that it could adjust angles and positions in synchronization with the source cabin, which is driven by cables, servomechanisms in additional to a parallel robot as a secondary adjustable system.
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16 December 2015
Chinese space industry is now working on the concept of a next-generation multipurpose crewed spacecraft vehicle. As layed out in a research paper titled “Concept Definition of New-Generation Multi-Purpose Manned Spacecraft”, the future Chinese multi-purpose crew vehicle will be a capsule-type spacecraft, capable of carrying 2 to 6 crew members to Earth orbit and beyond.
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or full text paper on Research Gate: