12 April 2021
Hainan plans to launch 4 satellites around the end of 2021, beginning construction of the Hainan Earth-Observation Satellite Constellation System. This space-based network, funded by the Hainan provincial government, will be extended to a constellation of 10 satellites with multispectral and SAR capabilities and will be capable of monitoring all of the South China Sea in real time.
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06 April 2021
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) in collaboration with China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have invited researchers to propose and conduct experiments on China Space Station (CSS). Students or researchers can submit concept papers to conduct research in the field of space science and technology on board CSS in the areas including space life science and biotechnology, microgravity fluid physics and combustion, space material sciences, space physics and environment, earth sciences, fundamental physics and space utilisation novel technology. SUPARCO's ‘Space Education and Awareness Programme’ is responsible for the administration of the AO. The deadline for submission of proposal is not yet defined.
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09 April 2021
A CZ-4B rocket launched, the 3rd of the Shiyan 6 series of satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province on 9 April 2021 at 7:01 BJT. The satellite was successfully placed into the planned orbit. It will be used to carry out space environment survey and experiments on related technologies.
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06 April 2021
On 6 April 2021, the Ground Application System of the Lunar Exploration Project publicly released not only the data from 2 international payloads but also the 13th batch of data from 4 Chinese instruments: Low Frequency Spectrometer (LFS) on the lander and Panoramic Camera (PCAM), and Lunar penetrating radar (LPR) and Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (VNIS) on the rover. The data were collected during the 10th lunar day. The total number of data files is 585 and the data amounts to 3.32 GB.
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06 April 2021
On 6 April 2021, the Ground Application System of the Lunar Exploration Project publicly released the 1st batch of scientific data from 2 international instruments on the Chang'e 4 lunar lander and rover. The data are level 2A data from the Lunar Lander Neutrons and Dosimetry (LND) instrument of the German University of Kiel and level 2B data from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) Advanced Small Analyzer for Neutrals (ASAN).
The data were collected during the first 12 days of the mission. A total of 194 data files comprising 1.36 GB of data was released on the GRAS website.
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08 April 2021
The port city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province is building a 20 billion RMB (3.05 billion USD) rocket launch site to meet surging demand for satellite launches and further develop the industrial cluster of the commercial aerospace sector. The launch centre will be located in Xiangshan county of the coastal city, spreading around 67 km2. The launch site infrastructure will consist of a commercial space launch site, an assembly and test facility, command and control centre, while the industrial base will include a rocket satellite research and development and manufacturing base and satellite data application industrial base.
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