25 August 2021
The new extravehicular extended pump sets, installed during the recent EVA, will play a key role in ensuring the in-orbit operation of China's Space Station for no less than 15 years. Developed by CAST, the extended pump sets are called the "heart" of the fluid loop, which is a core part of the space station's thermal control system. It ensures the normal operation of the space station's equipment and comfortable living conditions for the astronauts.
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24 August 2021
On 24 August, at 23:41 BJT, a Long March 3B launched a new communication technology experiment satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.
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24 August 2021
On 24 August at 19:15 BJT, a Long March-2C with an Yuanzheng 1 (Expedition 1) upper stage launched two experimental satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
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23 August 2021
This week, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville discuss the workforce and growth of Chinese launch companies, updates from commercial satellite company Spacety and the 2nd spacewalk by the Shenzhou 12 crew.
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24 August 2021
By 24 August, Mars rover Zhurong had traveled more than 1,000 meters on the surface of the Red Planet. Starting its exploration, Zhurong drove down from its landing platform to the Martian surface on 22 May. As of 15 August 2021, Zhurong had accomplished planned exploration and detection tasks. CNSA said that the rover will continue to move to the boundary zone between the ancient sea and land in the southern part of Utopia Planitia to carry out tasks.
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Celebrating the success of Tianwen 1
The People's Bank of China will issue a set of commemorative coins on 30 August to celebrate the success of China's Tianwen 1 Mars mission. The coins will be issued in different denominations of gold and silver.
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20 August 2021
In China's major space-bred lotus seed production base, Guangchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, lotus flowers are in full bloom, promising a bumper harvest for local farmers. Guangchang has sent lotus seeds to space for 6 times and developed a series of space lotus strains. Space-bred lotus strains are welcomed by growers as they have higher yield, better quality and longer flowering season, compared with traditional varieties.
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