20 November 2019
A new manufacturing complex for carrier rockets will soon be built and start operation, according to a project insider with China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, the major investor in the base. Construction of the complex, part of the Wuhan National Space Industry Base, will be completed around the end of this year and the complex will have an initial production capacity of 20 Kuaizhou-series solid-propellant carrier rockets, Zhang Di, a senior rocket scientist and chairman of Expace Technology, a CASIC subsidiary in Hubei province's Wuhan Zhang told China Daily on the sidelines of the 5th China International Commercial Aerospace Forum.
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18 November 2019
A big Earth data system was launched at the 1st China Digital Earth Conference that opened on 18 November in Beijing. The system initiated by Chinese scientists can provide global users with uniquely identifiable and standardized big Earth data. As an advanced tool for quantitative research of the Earth, the project incorporates research fields involving space science, information technology and Earth science. The system has already been applied in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the digital Belt and Road Initiative.
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17 November 2019
Two global multimedia satellites were launched by a Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) rocket into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of China on 17 November at 18:00 BJT.
The two satellites, KL-a-A and KL-a-B, are international cooperative commercial projects delivered by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. They are mainly used for the Ka-band communication technology test. The user is a German company.
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16 November 2019
China Meteorological Administration (CMA) on 15 November presented data receiving equipment of Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to Kyrgyzstan and Mozambique at the 2019 Fengyun Satellite User Conference held in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. A user support team has been set up to provide on-site and remote services to international Fengyun satellite users, said Liu Yaming, head of the CMA. China attaches great importance to the promotion of global cooperation and application of the Fengyun satellites and has been strengthening worldwide satellite data sharing and technical training.
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17 November 2019
China plans to complete the construction of a space station and have it put into operation around 2022, said Zhou Jianping, the Chief Designer of China's manned space programme, at a forum held in south China's Guangdong Province. "The main goal of the construction of the space station is to enable China to become a country independently mastering the technology for long-term manned flight in near-Earth space, and having the capability to carry out long-term manned scientific experiments in near-Earth space and comprehensive development and utilization of space resources," said Zhou at the 4th China Summit Forum on Human Factors Engineering, which was held at Sun Yat-Sen University from 16 to 17 November.
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14 November 2019
On 14 November, scientists and engineers were simulating the landing of the Chinese Mars 2020 spacecraft on a test area in Huailai County, north China's Hebei Province. It was demonstrated how the lander was suspended in air, descended and avoided collision in a simulated Mars environment. It was the first time for China’s Mars lander to meet the public amid efforts to increase international aerospace cooperation.. Nearly 100 foreign diplomatic envoys to China including France, Italy and Brazil as well as representatives of international organizations (European Union, the African Union and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) were invited to view the testing on China’s Mars lander at a base.
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video footage of the test: China does key test on Mars probe lander
another photo of the test stand