14 January 2018
On 11 January 2018, the Geostationary Millimeter-wave Atmospheric Sounder Demonstrator jointly developed by the National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSSC, CAS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) passed the Joint Acceptance Review, which is the first substantial achievement for CAS-ESA cooperation in the field of advanced payload technology of earth observation, paving the way for future Millimeter-wave exploration for the Chinese GEO meteorological satellites.
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13 January 2018
China launched a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 15:10 h local time (7:10 h UTC) on 13 January. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.
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12 January 2018
Proposed by the Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, the world's largest fully steerable single-dish radio telescope will be built in Qitai County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The telescope will be 110 meters in diameter, over 100 meters tall and weigh around 6,000 tonnes. Scheduled to go into service in 2023, it will cover three-fourths of the sky.
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12 January 2018
China on 12 January sent twin satellites into space on a single carrier rocket to help its BeiDou system provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road by late 2018. The Long March-3B carrier rocket took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 7:18 a.m. Beijing Time. The twin satellites are coded as the 26th and 27th satellites in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).
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more information on the satellites is provided by Rui C. Barbosa on www.nasaspaceflight.com

11 January 2018
CGWIC and Royal Group of Cambodia signed a Framwork Agreement of TECHO 1 Communications Satellite Project in Peach Palace, Phnom Phen, with witness of visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen. As a prime contractor of the project, CGWIC will deliver a communications satellite to Cambodian user in the form of satellite In-Orbit-Delivery.
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SpaceNews has more information on the communication satellite contract

10 January 2018
During a State Visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the People’s Republic of China, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a memorandum of understanding on climate actions and space exploration with Wu Yanhua, Acting Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The MoU was signed on 9 January in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. This boost to French-Chinese space cooperation was followed on 10 January by President Macron’s visit to CNSA’s technical facility, where he was shown the CFOSat (Chinese-French Oceanic Satellite) ocean-observing satellite that is the cornerstone of the two nations’ joint efforts to tackle climate change. Macron also visited the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing, where he received a scale model of the China-France Oceanography Satellite to be launched this year.
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