11 October 2022
The Shenzhou 14 taikonauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe will livestream a science lecture from the Wentian lab module on 12 October. The crew will give an introduction of the lab module, conduct micro-gravity performances of sci-tech experiments, and give a presentation of in-orbit plant growth research. The 3 space teachers will also interact with students on Earth during the class, which is aimed at popularizing the knowledge of manned space flights and encouraging young people to develop an interest in science.
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10 October 2022
The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) recently published the first batch of large-field X-ray maps of the sky captured by the lobster-eye telescope, or the Lobster Eye Imager for Astronomy (LEIA). The LEIA, launched into space in late July, is a large-field X-ray imaging telescope. It is expected that with the "lobster eye," people will be able to efficiently observe the mysterious transient phenomena in the universe.
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09 October 2022
China sent a solar exploration satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, furthering the country's scientific endeavor to unravel the mysteries of the Sun. The Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory (ASO-S), nicknamed Kuafu-1 in Chinese, was launched aboard a CZ-2D rocket on 09 October at 07:43 BJT and entered its planned 720 km orbit successfully. After 4 to 6 months of testing, the 859-kg satellite will start normal operation to study the causality between the solar magnetic field and solar flares and coronal mass ejections, providing data support for space weather forecasting.
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05 October 2022
The research group led by Pan Jianwei from University of Science and Technology of China has realized the experiment on free-space high precision time and frequency dissemination across 113 km for the first time in the world, with dissemination of time stability reaching the femtosecond level, which can meet the time dissemination requirements of the optical clock with the current highest precision. This achievement in basic scientific research is expected to have major applications in the study of fundamental problems in physics, from navigation, to gravitational wave detection, to dark matter search. The technique can not only be directly used in ground-based applications, but could also lay the groundwork for future satellite time-frequency dissemination.
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08 October 2022
On 07 October at 21:10 BJT, the CentiSpace S5 and CentiSpace S6 test satellites were launched on board a CZ-11 from an offshore platform in the Yellow Sea. Both satellites are fitted with a LEO satellite navigation enhancement system. The satellites will be used to monitor the performance of the global navigation satellite system in real time, and carry out navigation augmentation and inter-satellite laser communication tests.
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01 October 2022
The celebrations of China's National Day have for the first time reached orbit, as the Shenzhou-14 taikonauts living aboard the Tiangong space station sent a message wishing their great motherland a happy birthday. In a video released on 01 October, taikonauts Chen Dong, Liu Yang, and Cai Xuzhe commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China from space.
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