30 July 2021
CNSA has released the online database of Chang'e-5's 2nd batch of the lunar samples. Researchers and the public can access the Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Scientific Data and Sample Release System via the website https://moon.bao.ac.cn/moonSampleMode/index.html, where they can apply for data and samples.
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30 July 2021
Mars rover Zhurong has reached an area with complex terrain. After exploring a second dune, Zhurong moved southward and arrived at the area full of rocks, impact craters and dunes, CNSA's Lunar Exploration and Space Programme Centre reported.
Ground control will complete the visual positioning and path planning based on the daily navigation terrain images taken by the rover, and control Zhurong to traverse the area safely. As of 30 July, the rover has worked on the surface of Mars for 75 Martian days and the orbiter has been in orbit for 372 days. Both are in good condition and function properly.
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29 July 2021
On 29 July at 12:01 BJT, China successfully launched the Tianhui I-04 Earth-observation satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on board a CZ-2D rocket. The satellite successfully entered the planned orbit. Developed by Aerospace Dongfanghong, a subsidiary of the China Academy of Space Technology, the satellite will be used for scientific experiments, surveying land resources and land mapping.
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23 July 2021
Smriti Mallapaty summarises for Nature which scientific research is in the pipeline for being conducted on board the Chinese Space Station CSS. She also touches upon the fact that the current geopolitical situation, resulting in more bureaucracy and stricter adherence to export regulations, is impacting the cooperation of Western scientists with China.
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26 July 2021
In this new episode of Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup!, Jean Deville and Blaine Curcio cover topics like the kick-off of the Space-based Solar Power Base in Chongqing, the participation of Chinese Earth observation data analytics start-ups in the Henan disaster relief effort after the recent floods and some details about the recent launch activities.
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23 July 2021
As of 23 July, Zhurong has traveled 585 m on Mars. The Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter marked its 1st anniversary of launching into space. The delay of its one-way communication was around 21 min. Both the rover and orbiter are working in normal conditions, with their subsystems operating normally.
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24 July 2021
China's Zhurong Mars rover finished exploring a sand dune on the Red Planet on the 1st anniversary of the launch of the country's first interplanetary expedition. The robot headed towards the dune earlier this week and began to take photographs, then activated onboard scientific equipment to survey the dune and its surroundings
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