09 October 2018
China's Tianqin satellite project has made breakthroughs in the key technologies to detect gravitational waves, the project's leader Luo Jun, a physicist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the audience at the Xiangshan Science Conference in Guangzhou. In-orbit verification can start as progress has been made on inertial sensing, laser interferometry, the drag-free control system and satellite platform.
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09 October 2018
Two remote sensing satellites were successfully sent into space on 9 October from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellites, both part of the Yaogan-32 family, were launched by a Long March-2C rocket with an attached upper stage at 10:43 a.m. Beijing time. The satellites have entered their planned orbits and will be used for electromagnetic environment surveys and other related technology tests.
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05 October 2018
Seeking a greater role in Chinese projects, the University of Hong Kong is pumping HK$10 million (US$1.28 million) into building a new space research laboratory at University of Hong Kong Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU-ZIRI) near Hangzhou in Zhejiang province of China's mainland. It is also working with partners on a 50 million yuan (US$7.28 million) microsatellite there. The microsatellite is set for lift-off next year.   
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02 October 2018
Chinese space tracking ship the Yuanwang-3 departed on 2 October to carry out four maritime space monitoring and communication missions for the BeiDou-3 and other satellites. The missions will be conducted in the Pacific Ocean.
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03 October 2018
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the availability of ORBCOMM satellite services and solutions in China, targeted for the heavy equipment, transportation & logistics and maritime industries. One of the premier Chinese telecommunications operators recently received the authorization for the use of ORBCOMM’s satellite constellation. ORBCOMM’s local service partner for China, Asia Pacific Navigation Telecommunications Satellite (APNTS), based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, will participate in providing service, support and distribution.
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02 October 2018
Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on 01 October at the International Astronautical Congress in Germany that the Chang'e-6 moon lander, which is two generations ahead of the current Chang'e-4, will be so large that it can provide 10 kilograms of weight for foreign payloads. Zhang also reaffirmed that the Chang'e-4 will launch on its mission to the far side of the moon in December 2018.
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