03 September 2018
CASC published a plan, which aims at CASC becoming a world-class aerospace enterprise between 2020 and 2030, and supporting the modernization of national defense and the armed forces. The roadmap outlines that China will launch a series of significant aerospace projects over the next three years, including construction of an unmanned moon research station, as part of the efforts of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) to transform China into a major power in space. For that, the CASC corporation will effectively support economic, scientific, technological and military development in the second stage between 2030 and 2045.
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27 August 2018
The 2018 International Symposium on Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Technology will be hosted by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and its purpose is to "Capture the strategic direction and key trends in the development of advanced aerospace manufacturing technology, encourage open innovation, strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and enhance capabilities." The seminar will invite academicians, professors, well-known scholars in the field of advanced manufacturing, senior executives of high-end equipment manufacturing enterprises at home and abroad, as well as experts and practitioners in the field of aerospace manufacturing and technology to conduct exchanges and discussions.
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31 August 2018
China's National Space Administration and the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) celebrated the 30-year anniversary of their joint space program, the Sino-Brazilian Terrestrial Resource Program, at the Chinese embassy in Brasilia Wednesday. The two parties announced their sixth project, the Cbers-4A remote sensorial satellite, which will monitor deforestation in the Amazon region and elsewhere in the South American country starting next year.
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28 August 2018
China's agricultural remote sensing monitoring platform CropWatch has provided information services to 147 countries and regions. CropWatch was launched in 1998. Based on remote sensing and ground observation data, the system independently assesses crop growth, yield and related information at global and national scales. It is currently one of the major international remote sensing monitoring systems for agriculture. The system was initiated by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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28 August 2018
China and Italy are preparing for the world's third intercontinental quantum communication test as early as September, allowing scientists to have a better understanding of this hackproof technology's applications across great distances in space. Pan Jianwei, chief scientist for China's quantum-science satellite, which goes by the nickname "Micius", revealed the news on the sidelines of the 8th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography in Shanghai on 27 August. The test will be conducted using several ground stations in China and Italy's Space Geodesy Centre in Matera - a distance of more than 8,000 kilometers.
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28 August 2018
Sergei Kilin, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belaru, told the Belrus News Agency BelTA: "We regularly discuss possible joint projects of interest to both countries with the Chinese side. The matter is closely monitored by the two sides. Negotiations are underway, including on the joint creation of a space satellite. We cannot disclose the content of the talks for now."
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