17 August 2021
3rd generation space tracking ship Yuanwang 6 departed on 17 August from its home port in east China's Jiangsu Province for a new round of monitoring missions in the Indian Ocean. YW-6 will operate at sea for around 76 days, covering more than 16,000 nautical miles during its voyage. Before departure, the ship's staff completed vessel examination and maintenance, ensuring all systems and facilities aboard were in good working condition.
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17 August 2021
China recently compiled its first global carbon flux dataset based on high-quality data collected by the country's first CO2 monitoring satellite TanSat. Chinese scientists came up with a complicated and original methodology at the processing stage, including retrieval and data assimilation from TanSat spectral measurements and CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere to track carbon flux. The result has been published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences.
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16 August 2021
This week, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville discuss efforts by commercial company Space Transportation for point-to-point space transportation missions and space tourism, give more details on China's plans for a lunar lander and about in-flight connectivity and entertainment by China Eastern airline.
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09 August 2021
This week, Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville discussed Chinese efforts for SAR satellite utilisation, iSpace's launch failure of the launch of its solid-fueled Hyperbola 1 rocket, Deep Blue Aerospace's first hop with its Nebula test vehicle and Expace's assembly of Kuaizhou 1A and 11 rockets.
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16 August 2021
On 16 August, the CZ-7 Y4 rocket, for the launch of the new cargo craft of China's space station, arrived at Wenchang Space Launch Site. The Tianzhou 3 cargo craft has already been transported to the Wenchang. Rocket and cargo craft will be assembled and tested at the launch site. The rocket for the next crew flight and the Shenzhou 13 crew space craft are also undergoing preparations as scheduled at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said the facilities and equipment at both launch sites are in good condition and all systems that will be involved in the mission are undergoing orderly preparations.
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07 August 2021
The Shenzhou 12 crew has already spent half of the time of their 3-month space mission. They have conducted a series of experiments using the human research facility. The research rack is supporting investigations of basic cognitive ability, physical exercise, weight loss and vision. It can also store medical samples, archives and medical instruments. A medical fridge can keep different samples such as blood, urine and saliva refrigerated.
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