24 November 2022
The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S) - also called Kuafu 1 - has transmitted its first solar image since being sent to space in October. The data are a hard X-ray imaging of solar flares that broke out at 1:00 UTC on 11 November 2022, said Gan Weiqun, the satellite's principal scientist from Purple Mountain Observatory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Gan said the image was taken by the hard X-ray imager (HXI) payload. Although still in the testing period, the imaging effect is excellent.
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24 November 2022
The biggest challenge of her six months in space was the closed environment's effect on her mental state, said taikonaut Wang Yaping during a side event of the United Nations and China Global Partnership Workshop on Space Exploration and Innovation. Wang said that no matter how ordinary things are on Earth, they become a luxury in space. The moment I left the cabin it seemed that I was in another world that was astonishingly beautiful, unexpectedly profound, unimaginably tranquil, she added. "I deeply understood the connotation and extension of 'the human community with a shared future' during my flight missions, and that it is a common wish of people around the world to peacefully use space to benefit all." Wang stressed.
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23 November 2022
CMSA reported on 22 November that two-time taikonaut Chen Dong has become the first Chinese to stay in orbit for more than 200 days and consequently set a new record for the most cumulative days living and working in space by a taikonaut. Together with two other astronauts, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe, Chen was sent to the space station core module Tianhe aboard the Shenzhou XIV spaceship on June 5 for a six-month stay.
The crew has spent more than 170 days in orbit. This is the second time Chen has ventured into space, following his first 33-day Shenzhou XI mission in Tiangong 2, the space station's predecessor, in 2016 with astronaut Jing Haipeng. Chen and his team members will be involved in the first Chinese space station crew handover in orbit when the Shenzhou 15 mission arrives.
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22 November 2022
The basic structure for International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) will be built by around 2028 meaning it will be possible for Chinese taikonauts to land on the Moon within ten years, according to China's lunar exploration Chief Designer Wu Weiren.
The ILRS will be expanded from a basic structure which China's Phase-4 lunar probe mission aimed to build using lunar probes of Chang'e-6, -7, and -8. According to Wu, the basic structure, which will be built by around 2028, will consist of lunar landers, rovers and leapers, as well as an energy system, communication infrastructure and human life support system.
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21 November 2022
CNSA aims to establish a new global partnership in space exploration and innovation, in an effort to build a community with shared future for humanity in outer space. The statement was issued during the United Nations/China Global Partnership Workshop on Space Exploration and Innovation, which opened on 21 November in Haikou on Hainan Island. CNSA is willing to promote a new type of global partnership in space exploration and innovation that benefits all people and features equality, mutual benefits, openness, inclusiveness and the peaceful utilization of space. To this end, the CNSA will work with partners in areas such as consultation on global governance, promoting action coordination, and deepening project cooperation.
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22 November 2022
Chinese space scientists and engineers published 10 science and technology challenges in the field of astronautics for 2022 at the ongoing China Space Conference held in Haikou, capital of Hainan Island. This list includes power acquisition from cosmic dynamics, the search for habitable exoplanets and signs of life, key technologies for a shuttle-like space transport system, the monitoring of and defence against near-Earth asteroids, and development of artificial light synthetic materials for extraterrestrial subsistence. Long-distance, high-power wireless energy transfer technology, in-situ construction on the surface of the moon utilizing regolith, trans-media aircraft control, AI-enabled, autonomous, collaborative work on space constellation, and high-precision prediction of the Earth's upper atmospheric flow field evolution, are also mentioned on the list as problems to crack in space exploration.
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