04 August 2018
Satellite remote sensing observations can be used to measure sea level pressure, according to a recent Chinese research. Scientists from the National Space Science Center proposed a new method to obtain high temporal and spatial resolution sea level pressure through remote sensing observation. They testified the method using observations from U.S. weather satellite Suomi NPP. Sea level pressure is a very important meteorological index for weather forecasting. It is mainly measured by weather buoys and merchant ships.
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31 July 2018
on 31 July, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) unveiled its micro rocket the Lightning Dragon No.1. The rocket, the first in the Lightning Dragon series, could have a carrying capacity of no less than 150 kilograms and operate on the sun-synchronous orbit, said CASC.The rocket is capable of launching within 24 hours after arriving at the launch site. It can be delivered to the customer six months after the signing of the contract. It is now under development by Chinarocket Co., Ltd. under CASC. The device features a complete cabin space of 1.1 meters in width and 1.5 meters in height.
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30 July 2018
A report by Vidya Sagar Reddy, Associate Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation's Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, gathers information on the key elements of China's contracts with international customers to provide a broad perspective on the developments so far. It makes an assessment of the rationale for acquiring satellites, the scope of their use, as well as the problems that have subsequently arisen. The relation between satellite contracts and China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is also examined.
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31 July 2018
On 31 July, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) unveiled its micro rocket the Lightning Dragon No.1. The rocket, the first in the Lightning Dragon series, could have a carrying capacity of no less than 150 kilograms and operate on the sun-synchronous orbit, said CASC. The rocket is capable of launching within 24 hours after arriving at the launch site. It can be delivered to the customer six months after the signing of the contract. It is now under development by Chinarocket Co., Ltd. under CASC.
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31 July 2018
Sun Yat-sen University in south China's Guangdong Province announced on 30 July that it will build a ground simulation system for space-based gravitational wave observation. The system is expected to provide a complete simulation environment and new research methods for China's research on space-based gravitational wave observation, the university said. It will be built on the university's campus in the metropolis of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, with an investment of more than 1 billion Yuan (146.6 million U.S. dollars). The ground simulation system is part of the gravitational wave research project "Tianqin" launched by Sun Yat-Sen University in 2015.
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31 July 2018
China on 30 July launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project.
The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 a.m. Beijing Time from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 282nd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.
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