07 September 2021
The China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing announced on 6 September the opening of the China Space Station Scientific Innovation Experience Base inside its main building and held a class with the China Manned Space Agency and hundreds of students from Beijing. The class began with a video of the 3 Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts, currently in space, sending their congratulations for the opening of the base.
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07 September 2021
The 3 topics of this week's reporting by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville are: 1) Taiwanese rocket company TiSPACE gets launch authorization from Australian authorities; 2) China is working on a Mars UAV and 3) Updates on automobile manufacturer Geely's space activities.
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06 September 2021
The newly developed and recently unveiled prototype miniature helicopter drone, a possible means to support China's Mars missions, is designed to become a navigator for the Mars rover. It will greatly boost the latter's ability to explore valuable targets on the surface of the Red Planet, Bian Chunjiang the project leader at NSSC told Global Times.
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03 September 2021
The taikonauts on board China's Tiangong space station had a real-time video dialogue with 300 students in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the afternoon of 3 September. During the 20 min dialogue, the 3 Shenzhou 12 crew members greeted participants in Hong Kong and then answered questions from the students, such as how they conduct experiments, do physical exercise and drink water. They also showed the students different parts inside the Station and demonstrated the function of some equipment.
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transcript of some of the questions asked by Hong Kong students and the answers given by the taikonauts

07 September 2021
On 7 September, 11:01 BJT, China sent the new Earth observation satellite Gaofen-5 02 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The satellite was launched aboard a CZ-4C rocket and entered its planned orbit successfully. It is the 24th Gaofen-series spacecraft. Developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology based on its SAST3000 satellite platform, the Gaofen 5-02 is equipped with hyperspectral observational devices tasked with monitoring air, water and environments, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
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01 September 2021
Ling Xin interviewed for Physicsworld.com space engineer Su Yan from the National Astronomical Observatories of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, about her involvement in the lunar and Martian exploration programme, the challenges and the successes of her work and about the technology involved in monitoring China’s Moon missions.
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