26 October 2015
China successfully sent the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into orbit at 3:10 p.m. 26 October from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the northwestern province of Gansu. The satellite was aboard a Long March 2D carrier rocket, the 215th launch of the Long March series carrier rockets, according China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASTC), the producer of the rocket. Designed by a subsidiary of the CASTC, Tianhui-1C is the third satellite in the Tianhui-1 series and will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.
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24 October 2015
In preparation for China's launch of the Solar Polar Orbit Telescope (SPORT) and a Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere mission (MIT) in the coming decade, Chinese news agency Xinhua is portraining Liu Ying, a researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Space Weather of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), who has made an outstanding contribution to research on solar storms.
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23 October 2015
China is planning to launch the global carbon dioxide observatory satellite into space in 2016. Recently, all satellite payloads have finished the samples development. CO2-observatory satellite aims to establish ground-based data processing and verification system, make monitoring precision be better than 4ppm, and become feasible to monitoring carbon dioxide of world, China and other major regions.
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20 October 2015
Morris Jones, Australia's leading space analyst, is giving an comprehensive overview on the facts known so far about China's future Space Station and the way leading to it. He analysis the most likely scenarios for the next few years.
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22 October 2015
Inmarsat welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping to its London headquarters, as part of the President’s historic State Visit to the UK. The prestigious visit reflects the close working relationship between Inmarsat and China. China was one of the eighty-six countries that came together to found Inmarsat with a maritime safety mandate and over thirty five years later Inmarsat continues to contribute to safety and security in Maritime and Aviation and more recently during disaster situations in China. Inmarsat has already signed a MOU with China Transport Telecommunication & Information Centre (CTTIC) to establish a strategic partnership to deliver Inmarsat’s revolutionary Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress mobile satellite broadband communications connectivity throughout China and OBOR.
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17 October 2015
China on early morning 17 October put a new communication satellite "APSTAR-9" into orbit in a commercial mission by the Long March-3B carrier rocket from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Developed using China's homegrown DFH-4 platform for the Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Company Limited, APSTAR-9 is designed to stay in service for at least 15 years.
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