19 September 2014
As reported by the European Space Agency, a recent meeting of the Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) Interoperability Working Group in Tampa (Florida, USA) has resulted in China committing to utilize SBAS on their indigenous BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. Those SBAS services are meant to be fully compatible with standards set forward by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Representing ESA, Didier Flament was quoted saying “This new plan has been highly welcomed by the aviation community and other SBAS providers, [...] Chinese representatives have also confirmed their intention to become part of the SBAS IWG and contribute to the work done to finalise the future standard.”
18 September 2014
China and Russia plan to create a common navigation space in the near future as they launched talks on harmonization of standards for Russia’s satellite navigation system GLONASS and China’s Beidou, the Izvestia newspaper writes on Thursday. “The key idea to build cooperation with China is creating a common navigation space from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean,” Alexander Bondarenko, the head of GLONASS international projects department, told the newspaper. “Chinese partners take interest in this concept, the issue was discussed both in a bilateral format and within an APEC working group on transport.”
16 September 2014
Four female astronauts from the US and China were named as Shenzhen space technology exchange ambassadors by a government-sponsored space institute in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on September 12. Mary Ellen Weber, Anousheh Ansari, Susan Jane Helms, and Wang Yaping received the titles from Shenzhen Space Technology Southern Institute, which was jointly launched on the same day by Shenzhen Government and the Astronaut Center of China.
18 September 2014
Scientific cooperation between France and China is hindered by ever-changing ITAR regulations and cause delays to planned projects.
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