06 December 2021
This week Jean Deville and Blaine Curcio discuss the recent activities of CNSA, they talk about Tiangang - another Chinese Earth observation constellation, they summerise the interview with Roger Zhang - the CEO of Landspace, and they have a look at startup Hualu Space’s plans to commercialize GEO relay satellites.
Like always: a must see! And if you like to support Jean and Blaine, maybe you would like to buy them a coffee? www.buymeacoffee.com/dongfanghour  
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updated: 06 December 2021
The 1st space class from the Tiangong space station will be live streamed to the world at 15:40 BJT on 9 December, CMSA announced on 06 December. The broadcast will become the start of a space science education brand and series "Tiangong Class" where Chinese astronauts will become the "teachers in space" and interact with students. The series of classes will focus on the construction of the Chinese space station and its in-orbit operation, CMSA said.
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02 December 2021
The China Meteorological Administration and the National Development and Reform Commission issued a new five-year plan for sci-tech innovation and information technology applications for meteorology. It aims at breakthroughs in important meteorological technologies, develop new generation forecasting models, and promote the smart and digitalized development of meteorological work
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01 December 2021 
Chinese researchers have developed a new type of double-layer polyimide nanocomposite film, which can be applied on the external surfaces of spacecraft and protect the hardware from adverse conditions of low Earth orbit. The researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China generated a new polyimide-based nanocomposite film with greatly enhanced mechanical properties and atomic oxygen resistance by integrating mica nanosheets with polyimide into a unique double-layer nacre-inspired structure with a much higher density, according to their recent research article published in the journal Advanced Materials.
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01 December 2021
In November, Mars Express carried out a series of experimental communication tests with the Zhurong rover. Mars Express successfully caught data sent up ‘in the blind’ by the rover and relayed them to Earth where they were forwarded to the Zhurong team in China. The experiments culminated in a successful test on 20 November.
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29 November 2021
This week, Jean Deville and Blaine Curcio focus specifically on updates from the 7th CCAF (China Commercial Aerospace Forum) which took place last week.
They have news from iSpace, Deep Blue Aerospace, CASIC, Space Trek, AAEngine, Expace, and Landspace.
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