17 August 2019
Liu Yang, Chinese first ever female astronaut in space, and another astronaut Chen Dong will visit Namibia from August 19 to 23, according to statement released by Chinese Embassy in Namibia on 15 August. The statement said the visit aims to respond to the kind invitation of Namibian President Hage Geingob and to enhance communication and cooperation on astronautics between China and Namibia. During his state visit to China last year, Geingob visited China Space Center, interacted with 3 Chinese astronauts, and invited Chinese astronauts to visit Namibia.
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17 August 2019
Five leading scientists shared their stories and passion about China's development at a forum held on 16 August to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Ouyang Ziyuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and first Chief Scientist of China's lunar probe project, told the forum that it is the mission for scientists of every generation to contribute to the country's development. He called on 91 million people working at the scientific and technological front to strive to enhance the country's scientific and technological strength.
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17 August 2019
China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon 1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on 17 August, sending three satellites into planned orbit.
The rocket, developed by the China Rocket Co. Ltd. affiliated to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:11 h (Beijing Time). The three satellites, respectively developed by three Beijing-based companies, will be used for remote sensing services, communication and Internet of Things.
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15 August 2019
Satellite "Haichuang Qiansheng" built by Beijing Qiansheng Exploration Technology Co has completed all pre-flight tests and will be launched into a 540 km orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on board of a Jielong (Smart Dragon) rocket. According to Beijing Qiansheng, the satellite is by far the heaviest offering, weighs 65 kilograms, to be launched by any Chinese private satellite maker so far, and it's also the first dual-function satellite made by a start-up.
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China to provide world's leading sci-tech journals
16 August 2019
The China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education and the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China have issued a guideline on promoting reform and development of the country's sci-tech journals. The guideline proposes approaches to achieve a goal of establishing world-leading sci-tech journals, stressing that sci-tech journals reflect a country's competitiveness and cultural soft power. It calls for efforts to enhance Chinese journals' management, market operation and international influence.
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China to fund 41,752 science projects with more than 21 bln yuan
17 August 2019
China will allocate 21.03 billion RMB (about 2.99 billion USD) to finance 41,752 science projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced on 16 August. The funds will go to 10 types of science projects including national key projects, key international cooperative research projects, projects conducted by distinguished young scholars, as well as major projects on scientific instruments and equipment.
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15 August 2019
The ongoing online applications for national science and technology experiments to be conducted onboard the China Space Station will run until 31 August. Applications can be filed through the log-in webportal: http://39.97.240.213/login
Also, nearing the same deadline are applications for the international payloads on the China's Chang'e 6 mission and asteroid-comet mission
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