22 June 2016
Saturday, 25 June 2016, will be the Long March 7’s maiden launch as well as the first time a rocket is taking off at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan. China’s latest Long March rocket arrived on the launch pad on Wednesday morning three days before it is due for blast-off on the maiden launch of both the rocket and the launch site. At 8am on Wednesday, 22 June, the 600-tonnes Long March 7 rocket began a three-hour rail journey of several kilometres from the assembly complex to the launch site at Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre, China Central Television reported. The Long March 7 will use new liquid fuel, which is environmentally friendly and costs only a fraction of the fuel used by its predecessor, LM-2.
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21 June 2016
Six decades of development in aerospace technology have made it possible for China to enter the new era of space economy, according to participants of the first China Space Economic Forum in Beijing. The forum was attended by aerospace scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and government officials, who discussed China's space economy developments. More than 2,000 kinds of Chinese aerospace technologies are being used in various industries, and based on aerospace technology, around 880 kinds of new materials have been developed in recent years, government data showed.
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21 June 2016
On the occasion of the release of the White Paper on China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, China's State Council Information Office, SCIO held a press conference on 16 June to answer questions by journalist. Ran Chengqi, Director of China's Satellite Navigation System Management Office and spokesperson of the BeiDou system explained the system and took the questions.
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20 June 2016
A major symposium on "Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Space" is underway in Beijing, with experts from space agencies around the world gathering to share their findings and experience on the development of Artificial Intelligence in Space. "Our Chang'e 4 program will incorporate robotics technology. Because for the rover the operation in detecting the surface of the Moon is important for Chang'e 4. I think the robotics technology is priority for our project. We developed some new technologies in moon surface detecting.", Professor Tian Yulong, Head of China's National Space Administration said. 
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21 June 2016
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20 June 2016
Ten of China's leading scientists who have made significant impacts in fields ranging from neuroscience and neutrinos to space science and structural biology were highlighted in Nature magazine's online edition on 20 June. "These ten individuals highlight the breadth and promise of innovation in China as the country continues its strong push to become a leader in science," said Richard Monastersky, features editor for Nature. Among them is Wu Ji, Director General of China's National Space Science Center, whose basic-space-science missions are putting scientific discovery at the core of China's space programme.
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20 June 2016
Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos and JSC Glonass will present in China in the coming months their Era-Glonass road accident emergency response system. "... Today [Vice-Premier of the Chinese State Council] Wang Yang confirmed the invitation to the delegation of the Glonass JSC and Roscosmos experts to show how it all works and, therefore, we can establish joint production of Era-Glonass sensors for use both in Russia and China. The presentation will take place in the coming months", Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin said.
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