24 August 2017
Yang Liwei, Deputy Head of the Agency and the first Chinese in the space, said more than 10 countries, mostly developing, have asked for China's assistance in selecting and training astronauts. They hope to prepare astronauts for prospective joint missions to China's future space station, he said. "It normally takes about four years to train a Chinese astronaut. The time needed to train a qualified foreign astronaut will vary based on each candidate's individual situation," Yang said. "Considering that we will have our own space station in about four years, now is the time to begin such training for nations interested in joining our space station program."
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21 August 2017
ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in waters off the coastal city of Yantai, Shandong province. The training concluded on 21 August. The course was organised by the China Manned Space Agency CMSA in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport's Beihai Rescue Bureau. An astronaut sea survival training base in a suburb of Yantai was put into use shortly before the session.
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17 August 2017
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has adjusted air routes around the world's largest radio telescope in southwestern province of Guizhou to protect the electromagnetic environment. The aviation authority has set up two restricted flight zones in the area, canceled two routes, and added or adjusted three other routes.
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10 August 2017
As Chinese scientists accomplish all their planned experiments with the world's first quantum satellite, they are devising new studies and aiming to launch more quantum satellites to build a hack-proof global quantum communications network.
China launched the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale QUESS satellite on 16 August 2016. Its three major scientific goals - quantum key distribution, quantum entanglement distribution and quantum teleportation - have been achieved a year ahead of schedule. Its designed life is two years, so Chinese scientists are making new plans for extended experiments with the satellite.
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11 August 2017
As the first to achieve quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, China is confident in making more scientific and technological breakthroughs.
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14 August 2017
Denis Lyskov, Chief Executive Officer of Russian launching services operator Glavkosmos held a meeting with China’s space experts in mid-August.
The meeting was held within the framework of the second meeting of the Sino-Russian working group on space cooperation. Meeting attendees paid special attention to the discussion of a new Sino-Russian program for 2018-2022, where Glavkosmos is acting as a coordinator and as an actionee for several topics. The program is scheduled for signing in fall 2017.
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09 August 2017
Over the 50 years since its founding, the Xi'an Satellite Control Center has successfully resolved major faults in over 10 satellites, saving the country billions yuan in possible losses, the center said on 9 August. Founded in 1967, the centre is tasked with routine telemetry, orbit control and breakdown diagnosis and maintenance of satellites. The centre also sent the communications satellite Zhongxing-9A into correct orbit, after it had failed to enter its preset orbit after launch on 19 June this year.
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