23 November 2019
China sent two more satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province on 23 November at 8:55 h local time. Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, equipped with an Yuanzheng-1 (Expedition-1) upper stage, the two MEO satellites have entered their planned orbits. They are the 50th and 51st satellites of the BDS satellite family and were developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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22 November 2019
The lander and rover of the Chang'e 4 probe have resumed work for the 12th lunar day on the Far Side of the Moon after "sleeping" through the lunar night. The lander woke up on 21 November at 17:03 Beijing Time, and the Yutu 2 rover awoke at 00:51 Beijing Time the same day. Both are in normal working condition, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Programme Centre of the China National Space Administration.
In the meanwhile, Yutu 2 has traveled about 319 m on the Moon.
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20 November 2019
CASIC's Space Cloud, a space-based network ground service platform
At the 5th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum in Wuhan, CASIC inaugurated a satellite service platform to make satellite resources more accessible for users.
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Satellite manufacturing base for Wuhan Aerospace Industry Base
The Wuhan satellite industry park, a new addition to the city's national space industrial base, will become operational in 2020 and will manufacture 120 satellites for general use, each weighing less than a ton.
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Launch of two IoT satellites by year end
China plans to launch two experimental satellites by the end of the year amid efforts to finally build a satellite-based Internet of Things. The network will comprise 80 small low-orbit satellites to ensure a global network, low cost and strong communication capacity.
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20 November 2019
Researchers of the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences constructed a high-resolution forest and non-forest sample database based on satellite remote sensing data. They made a 30-meter-resolution Global Forest Cover Map (GFCM) of 2018 for forest management by applying automatic information extraction of global forest cover by using machine learning and big data analysis.
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20 November 2019
At the currently taking place Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Chinese satellite company SpaceTY is presenting its services and products in the exhibition. Debra Werner of SpaceNews interviewed Spacety's CEO and founder Wu Xinggui, asking him about his motivation and plans for the future.
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19 November 2019
China's new medium-lift launch vehicle Long March 8 will make its maiden flight next year, and it has entered the final stage of assembly and testing, according to the Fifth China International Commercial Aerospace Forum held on 19 on 20 November. Long March 8 has been designed for commercial use to compete in the world market for carrying a maximum payload of 4.5 tons to the Sun synchronous orbit, according to the forum held in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.
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