15 October 2020
During the Beidou Summit Forum on 14 October, the version 2.0 Beidou high-accuracy positioning service platform was released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). With a 1.2 meter positioning accuracy, the platform enables lane-level vehicle positioning on mobile phones. Users can use the service by updating the software and firmware of their mobile phones, without having to install additional hardware.
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13 October 2020
China has sent its Gaofen-13 satellite into orbit, kicking off a spree of space missions that will bring a dozen major launches in the next few months. These satellites observe and take photos of the Earth, including some infrared ray images, which can be used for many civilian purposes, including monitoring pollution and environment, estimating agricultural yields, forecasting weather and disasters, and detecting minerals. There are also military applications for the satellites. Last month, China released a video captured by the Jilin-1 Gaofen-3 satellite, in which it continuously tracked the flight of a fighter jet, thought to be an F-22, the most advanced American stealth fighter.
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13 October 2020
A new artificial heart design powered by Chinese rocket technology is being tried on patients with weak hearts. The trials were launched on 13 September by clinicians at the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital in north China's Tianjin Municipality. Called HeartCon, the artificial heart weighs only 180 grams and is smaller than the size of a fist. It is an outcome of long-term cooperation between the hospital and the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology - CALT.
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12 October 2020
China successfully launched the Gaofen 13 optical remote-sensing satellite from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on 12 October at 00:57 BJT. The high-orbit satellite, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. This satellite will serve economic development by providing information services. It will mainly be used for land surveys, crop yield estimations, environmental protection, weather forecasting, and early warnings, as well as disaster prevention and mitigation.
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(Note: Initially, the launch time was wrongly given by GT!) 
RELATED: Xichang plans for 10 launches until March 2021
12 October 2020
Xichang Satellite Launch Centre will carry out 10 space launches until March next year. This means that there are on the average 2 launches per month, with the shortes time between two mission of 5 days. Among them is also the Chang'e 5 lunar probe.
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13 October 2020
China's efforts to develop meteorological satellites have made major strides over the past 50 years, but challenges remain, satellite experts have said. Dong Yaohai, Chief Designer of the Fengyun 4 satellites, said that despite high-sophisticated instruments on the satellites, the accuracy of the satellites' detectors needs to be improved. "More accurate detectors can provide more accurate weather forecasts," he said. "We still lag behind the global average level. And this is the major task that we need to tackle."
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09 October 2020
This year marks the 50th anniversary of China’s Fengyun Satellite Program. Up to now, China has launched 17 Fengyun meteorological satellites in total, with 7 in orbit. The Chinese meteorological satellites Fengyun, or FY in acronym, are arranged in series. The odd number series is the polar-orbiting satellite series, and the even number series is the geostationary ones.
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