24 July 2019
China has provided satellite data to assist India with its recent flood relief efforts, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Wednesday.
The CNSA launched the satellite emergency response plan early last Thursday, following the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) request for international disaster relief support last Wednesday night, under the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, said the Chinese space agency.
The China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) scheduled three Chinese earth observation satellites, namely Gaofen-1, Gaofen-2 and Gaofen-3, to capture images of flood-stricken regions in India last Friday, last Saturday and on Wednesday, the CNSA said in a press release.
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26 July 2019
Chinese scientists have developed a robotic arm for garbage collecting and separating, which was originally created for space missions and was first launched by the Long March-7 rocket in 2016. The arm, designed and built by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), has been tested to remove space debris, including rocket emissions and fragments from disintegration, erosion and collision. It turns out that the high precision achieved in space is also very useful for sorting household garbage on Earth.
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26 July 2019
The Beidou satellite navigation system is leading Chinese citizens to a better life with its significant roles in agriculture, transportation and disaster relief. It has been applied in key national industries and the mass consumer field, an official at the 10th China Satellite Navigation Annual Conference said. The first beneficiary is China’s agricultural development.
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26 July 2019
China successfully sent a group of new remote sensing satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on 26 July. The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan 30 family, were launched by a Long March 2C carrier rocket at 11:57 h (Beijing Time). The satellites have entered the planned orbits, and will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests.
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with more details by Rui Barbosa on NasaSpaceFlight.com

25 July 2019
News agency Reuters reported that Pakistan is preparing for an astronaut selection in February 2020. Science and Technology Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain tweeted about Pakistan's first manned space mission, planned for 2022. Earlier reports suggest that China might provide a flight opportunity for Pakistan. 
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23 July 2019
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the University of Calgary, along with other partners, announced that they will develop Canada's contribution to the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. The mission is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to study space weather, the phenomenon that causes the northern lights but can also cause disruptions and damage to technology.
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