20 January 2018
Technical details of an intercontinental videoconference by the "unhackable" quantum-secured real-world communication last year were published in Physical Review Letters on 19 January. Researchers from two countries have performed quantum key distribution between China's quantum-science satellite Micius and ground stations located in Xinglong County near Beijing and Graz near Vienna. The videoconference lasted for 75 minutes with a total data transmission of 2 gigabits, the paper shows.
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19 January 2018
China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on 19 January at 12:12 h Beijing Time. The two commercial satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd., and will provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with the eight previously launched Jilin-1 satellites.
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19 January 2018
Skyland Future Science & Technology Museum is China’s first immersive future experience science space which is created by Shenzhen SEG-Skyland Technology Co.,Ltd. or SEG-Skyland with the help of digital technology, artificial intelligence, VR/MR and other frontier technologies. By exploring science with art and presenting art with science, Skyland Future Science & Technology Museum aims to be the best place in the world for teenagers from China to enjoy and comprehend science and art. Skyland Future Science & Technology Museum, China’s first immersive future experience science space, will open at Loft D, Upper Hills, Futian, Shenzhen on 6 February 2018.
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18 January 2018
Financial Times reports that Great Wall Industry it talking with NPO Energomash about the procurement of RD-180 engines, preferably as a licence or the full technology. Financial Times reports: "Energomash’s engine, the RD-180, is so highly rated that it is used by the US for its own satellite launches - a curious exception to Washington’s sanctions on Russia implemented following the 2014 invasion of Crimea."
Despite Russia's scepticism on the request for the procurement of the engine production technology, the talks do confirm the deepening ties between Russia and China.
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16 January 2018
Cai Xiaoru, Forbes listed young billionaire of mainland China, has signed the partnership agreement and committed to invest $ 30 million into SriLankan satellite company SupremeSAT through his Shenzhen listed company Tatwah Smartech. The agreement signing was concluded in Colombo, paving the way for Sri Lanka’s only satellite company to go global using the expertise and resources of the new-found investment. The partnership with TatwahSmartec and the visiting young billionaire is set to boost SupremeSAT’s capabilities and resources further in a big way, making Sri Lanka proud in the global space arena.
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17 January 2018
The Ministry of the Economy and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed on 16 January in Beijing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a framework for the development and implementation of scientific, technical, economic and political cooperation between Luxembourg and China in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.The areas of potential cooperation include, but are not limited to economic, legal, regulatory and technological aspects of the utilization of space resources. Furthermore, a cooperation agreement was signed to establish a Research Laboratory of Deep Space Exploration in Luxembourg. The Research Laboratory of Deep Space Exploration carry out scientific research and technology development including the research of universal interplanetary communications network related technology or advanced deep space communications technology.
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