09 March 2020
China launched a new satellite of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on 9 March at 19:55 h (Beijing Time), only one step away from completing the whole global system. The satellite, the 54th of the Beidou family, was sent into a geostationary orbit as planned by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. The newly launched satellite is the second geostationary earth orbit satellite of the BDS-3 system, and the last one is expected to be launched in May.
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03 March 2020
The Beijing municipal government has released a three-year plan to promote the innovation and development of industries related to the Beidou Navigation Satellite System. The city administration will foster breakthroughs in key and core technologies, and create a sound ecology for Beidou-related industries via cultivating competitive enterprises, according to the plan. It is estimated that the total output value of the Beidou navigation and location service industry in Beijing will exceed 100 billion RMB (about 14.4 billion USD) by 2022. Beijing will also build an innovation center for Beidou-related industries with global influence and set up a standard application system.
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03 March 2020
GeeSpace, a subsidiary of Geely Technology Group, plans to invest 2.27 billion RMB (326 million USD) in a satellite manufacturing facility in Taizhou with an annual production capacity of 500 satellites. Still this year it is planned to launch a pair of satellites for the validation of relevant technologies and communications systems for the planned commercial LEO satellite constellation. Geely, one of most prominent China’s indigenous auto brands, has stretched its reaches to various high-tech fields beyond automobile. Founded in 2018, GeeSpace focuses on the R&D of satellite communications system, electronic products, and technologies about communications and data processing.
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03 March 2020
Chinese scientists and engineers working on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) have resumed work in launch preparation and will soon meet their objective of establishing a global network of BDS satellites. As planned, China is to launch two more BDS-3 satellites in March and May to complete the global network.
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03 March 2020
China has launched a WeChat mini-program to provide the public with more easy access to marine satellite data, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources. The mini-program is developed by the National Satellite Ocean Application Service and allows users to obtain daily information on sea surface wind fields around the world. Users can search for the distribution of typhoons or cyclones in a certain sea area and check the trend over the past five days. The mini-program is supported by data generated by multiple satellites such as the China-France Oceanography Satellite and China's HY-2 satellites.
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03 March 2020
2007OR10, the largest unnamed planet in the solar system has recently been named after the Chinese water god Gonggong by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). This is the first and only dwarf planet in the solar system that has a Chinese name, according to the National Astronomical Observatories under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2007OR10 was discovered in 2007 by three astronomers on the far edge of the solar system, outside Neptune's orbit. It is one of the reddest celestial bodies found in the Kuiper Belt in the solar system, and it rotates around the sun in an elliptical orbit.
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