22 May 2019
China will offer customized data services to more countries for disaster prevention through its Fengyun meteorological satellites along the Belt and Road, said a senior official of the China Meteorological Administration's National Satellite Meteorological Center. The services will be provided based on results of a survey of 81 nations. By the end of April, 22 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Russia, Libya and Sudan, had responded to the survey.
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21 May 2019
A new chip for China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has been unveiled. Called "Lyra-II," the high-precision baseband chip, reportedly supporting all civilian signals from the Beidou 3 satellites, is said to be the first of its kind in the world, according to the chip's developer Beijing UniStrong. The company holds the independent intellectual property rights for the new chip, which it spent more than 50 million yuan over around two years developing.
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22 May 2019
The three-day conference features seminars, academic exchanges and exhibitions, inviting experts from both home and abroad to exchange ideas on key technologies, innovation applications as well as industry development. China Satellite Navigation Conference is one of three major international satellite navigation conferences. The annual conference has been held in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou since 2010.
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20 May 2019
The 65 m Shanghai radia telescope 'Tianma' won the top prize at the 2018 Shanghai Science and Technology Awards on 15 May. Tianma has made significant contributions to astronomy for nearly a decade and participated in long-term observations used to confirm data in the first image of a black hole in deep space. While Tianma was not directly involved in the observations that led to the black hole image, its ability to see other phenomena in the universe on certain wavelengths, contributed to the precise calibration of the final data for the image.
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20 May 2019
LandSpace, a commercial rocket company in Beijing, announced on 17 May that its TQ-12 methane rocket engine successfully underwent a 20-second trial run at the company's test facility in Huzhou, Zhejiang province. It is the world's third high-performance methane engine after SpaceX's Raptor and Blue Origin's BE-4. LandSpace conducted four trial runs of the TQ-12 in the week from 13 to 17 May and all were successful.
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20 May 2019
The 10th China Satellite Navigation Conference (10th CSNC) is themed “Navigation,10 Years and Beyond” and will be held at Guoce (Beijing) International Convention & Exhibition Center between 22-25 May 2019. Summit forums, seminars, expositions and high-end forums will be held during. Scientists and people from all walks of life are welcomed to participate in the conference.
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