20 November 2019
CASIC's Space Cloud, a space-based network ground service platform
At the 5th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum in Wuhan, CASIC inaugurated a satellite service platform to make satellite resources more accessible for users.
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Satellite manufacturing base for Wuhan Aerospace Industry Base
The Wuhan satellite industry park, a new addition to the city's national space industrial base, will become operational in 2020 and will manufacture 120 satellites for general use, each weighing less than a ton.
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Launch of two IoT satellites by year end
China plans to launch two experimental satellites by the end of the year amid efforts to finally build a satellite-based Internet of Things. The network will comprise 80 small low-orbit satellites to ensure a global network, low cost and strong communication capacity.
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20 November 2019
At the currently taking place Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Chinese satellite company SpaceTY is presenting its services and products in the exhibition. Debra Werner of SpaceNews interviewed Spacety's CEO and founder Wu Xinggui, asking him about his motivation and plans for the future.
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20 November 2019
Researchers of the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences constructed a high-resolution forest and non-forest sample database based on satellite remote sensing data. They made a 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map (GFCM) of 2018 for forest management by applying automatic information extraction of global forest cover by using machine learning and big data analysis.
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20 November 2019
A new manufacturing complex for carrier rockets will soon be built and start operation, according to a project insider with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the major investor in the base. Construction of the complex, part of the Wuhan National Space Industry Base, will be completed around the end of this year and the complex will have an initial production capacity of 20 Kuaizhou-series solid-propellant carrier rockets, Zhang Di, a senior rocket scientist and chairman of Expace Technology, a CASIC subsidiary in Hubei province's Wuhan Zhang told China Daily on the sidelines of the 5th China International Commercial Aerospace Forum.
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19 November 2019
China's new medium-lift launch vehicle Long March 8 will make its maiden flight next year, and it has entered the final stage of assembly and testing, according to the Fifth China International Commercial Aerospace Forum held on 19 on 20 November. Long March 8 has been designed for commercial use to compete in the world market for carrying a maximum payload of 4.5 tons to the Sun synchronous orbit, according to the forum held in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.
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18 November 2019
A big Earth data system was launched at the 1st China Digital Earth Conference that opened on 18 November in Beijing. The system initiated by Chinese scientists can provide global users with uniquely identifiable and standardized big Earth data. As an advanced tool for quantitative research of the Earth, the project incorporates research fields involving space science, information technology and Earth science. The system has already been applied in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the digital Belt and Road Initiative.
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