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    "Scientists have published the first global CO2 maps compiled using data collected by China's TanSat."

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Fi..._data_999.html
    Now it has 75 data users worldwide.

    China's carbon dioxide monitoring satellite TanSat has 75 data users worldwide, according to the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    The 620-kg satellite received 11,000 data orders and 27,478 GB of data downloads.

    TanSat, launched last December, was China's first satellite to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.

    As part of its three-year mission, TanSat thoroughly examines global carbon dioxide (CO2) levels every 16 days, accurate within 4 ppm (parts per million).

    The satellite can observe the sun, moon, solar flares and objects on the ground.

    The satellite has different modes for observing oceans and land, and can constantly adjust its orientation and position. To ensure the accuracy of TanSat, six ground-based observation stations will calibrate and examine observational data.

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for China to become a science and technology world leader.

    https://gbtimes.com/xi-jinping-calls...h-world-leader

    Core technologies cannot be bought, begged for or demanded, said Chinese President Xi Jinping at a science and technology meeting in Beijing on Monday.

    Xi made the remarks at the opening of the 19th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the 14th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, reports state-run news agency Xinhua.

    He declared that a new round of scientific, technological and industrial revolutions is reshaping both the world of innovation and the global economic structure. Xi then talked about how the impact of science and technology on a country’s future and the well-being of its people has never been as profound as it is today.

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    China is upgrading its ability to forecast weather. First report is about the weather satellite launched today and the second on the 11more weather satellites it plans to launch by 2025.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137232615.htm

    China on Tuesday launched the new Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

    The Fengyun-2H was launched on a Long March-3A rocket at 9:07 p.m., Beijing Time, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    It was the 277th mission of the Long March rocket series.

    A geostationary orbit satellite, Fengyun-2H is the last in the Fengyun-2 series. The Fengyun-4 series will dominate China's new generation geostationary orbit meteorological satellites, said Zhao Jian, deputy director of the Department of System Engineering of China National Space Administration (CNSA).
    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137232618.htm

    China plans to send 11 more meteorological satellites into orbit by 2025 to further improve its weather forecasting accuracy and ability to cope with natural hazards, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

    The planned satellites include three Fengyun-3 satellites in polar orbit, two Fengyun-4 satellites in geostationary orbit, one dawn-dusk orbit climate satellite, one high-precision greenhouse gas detection satellite and one hyper-spectral satellite.

    China also aims to send a microwave detection satellite into the geostationary orbit to enhance its ability to predict and monitor fast-changing typhoons, rainstorms and other extreme weather. The satellite will work with the Fengyun-4 series to improve forecasting of rainfall and climate.

    A precipitation radar measurement satellite is also planned to improve the accuracy of numerical forecasting of precipitation.

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    I do wish we'd get the Outer Space Treaty modernized one of these days.
    It's edging up towards dangerously behind the times.

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    "The Beijing municipal government launched a 30bn-yuan (around US$4.57bn) fund to support high-level technological innovation on Sunday, June 24."

    https://gbtimes.com/beijing-launches...n?cat=business

    The government-guided fund was established in order to ‘provide better service to high-quality innovation’, reported Chinese newspaper Science and Technology Daily.

    The fund will consist of a 12bn-yuan government-guided fund and other social capital including Chinese venture capital.

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    "China developing smart rocket able to plot own flight plan"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137290092.htm

    China is developing a smart rocket that can rectify mechanical failures during flight and plot a new flight path.

    The rocket, which is being developed by a project team with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, will have the ability to perceive, judge, plan, and execute flight corrections by itself. It will be equipped with an advanced reusable power system that can be switched on and off repeatedly.

    Based on its flight mission, capabilities and external environment, the rocket can automatically devise the best flight control plan and complete its own space launch.

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    China set's a new quantum entanglement record.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137298961.htm

    Chinese scientists have set a world record for entanglement of 18 quantum bits, keeping their lead in the field of quantum computing.

    The research by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China was recently published in the academic journal, Physical Review Letters.

    The manipulation of multi-particle entanglement is the core of quantum computing technology and has been the focus of international research competition, said Pan Jianwei, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a leading scientist of the study.

    Many scientists believe quantum computing could in some ways dwarf the processing power of today's supercomputers. One analogy to explain the concept of quantum computing is that it is like being able to read all the books in a library at the same time, whereas conventional computing is like having to read them one after another.

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    China to launch 4 more satellites devoted to science in the next few tears.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137301499.htm

    China Wednesday launched a new space science program focusing on the origin and evolution of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves and relationship between the solar system and human.

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced to develop a group of four satellites in the program.

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    Chinese scientist quest to do their own research in space gets full government support.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...s-solar-blasts

    China's ambitious human space missions get most of the headlines, but its fledgling space science program is quietly gaining strength. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) last week confirmed plans to launch four new scientific satellites beginning in 2020. Coming on the heels of four successful missions, including one devoted to x-ray astronomy and another that demonstrated quantum entanglement over a record-setting 1200 kilometers, these "phase 2" projects will examine areas including solar physics and the hunt for electromagnetic signals associated with gravitational waves.

    Given that China's space science program only started about 10 years ago, the lengthening track record "is impressive, but there are still not many missions given that it's a big country with a big science community," says Xin Wu, a China-born physicist at the University of Geneva in Switzerland who collaborates on China's astrophysics missions. "There is pent-up demand" among Chinese space scientists, he says.

    CAS broke with tradition for one of the new missions, the Gravitational Wave High-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM). It fast-tracked selection and development to take advantage of a new scientific opportunity, which Xiong Shaolin, an astrophysicist at CAS's Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing, and his colleagues identified a month after the U.S. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory announced its historic detection of gravitational waves in February 2016. They proposed putting two satellites into orbit on opposite sides of Earth that together could watch the entire sky for gamma rays emanating from the events that generate gravitational waves. Funding for technical studies arrived a few months later, and the mission has jumped to the front of the launch queue, with a date of 2020. "When you have this kind of opportunity you can't handle it like a normal mission, with selection and review taking 10 or 20 years," Xiong says.

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    The US had ARM that was aiming to bring an astroid to orbit the moon and then study it. Some scientist in China are now proposing to capture a small astroid and bring it back to earth!!!

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137342866.htm

    Next time when your kids ask you to bring them a star from the sky, you don't have to shrug and walk away. Tell them to wait, instead.

    A group of Chinese scientists are mulling a bold idea to capture a small near-Earth asteroid, which might be a potential threat, and bring it back to Earth to exploit its resources.

    "Sounds like science-fiction, but I believe it can be realized," said Li Mingtao, a researcher at the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Li and his team raised the audacious idea in a contest of innovative future technologies recently held in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, and entered the finals with another 59 projects.

    The contest encouraged young Chinese scientists to conceive groundbreaking technologies and trigger innovation.

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    China's cold atomic clock improves accuracy.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137348209.htm

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced that an atomic clock has lost the equivalent of only one second in 30 million years during its two years in orbit on Tiangong-2, China's space lab.

    Unlike the most atomic clocks, this clock uses cold atom technology to ensure its ultra precision. Hot-atom clocks have almost reached their limits in regard to long-term stability.

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    "Satellite observations help monitor sea level pressure"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137368062.htm

    Satellite remote sensing observations can be used to measure sea level pressure, according to a recent Chinese research.

    Scientists from the National Space Science Center proposed a new method to obtain high temporal and spatial resolution sea level pressure through remote sensing observation. They testified the method using observations from U.S. weather satellite Suomi NPP.

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    Two articles on how the Chinese government is encouraging their commercial industries. The first is the release of classified information of 4,038 National Defense Patents. The second is setting up an industrial area to produce satellites.

    http://en.chinabeidou.gov.cn/c/1086.html

    In an effort to carry out the in-depth development strategy of military-civilian integration and promote the transformation of national defense technologies into civilian services, the Equipment Development Department of Central Military Commission has for the first time intensively declassified classified information of 4,038 national defense patents to the public through the PLA’s Weapon and Military Equipment Procurement Information Network.

    The reporter learned from the National Defense Intellectual Property Office on April 28 that the intensive declassification of classified information of national defense patents for this time is another beneficial practice for the in-depth development of military-civilian integration after the on-line operation of the National Defense Intellectual Property Information Platform and the intensive declassification of classified information on national defense patents in 2017.
    http://en.chinabeidou.gov.cn/c/1084.html

    The Space Project Development Co., Ltd. of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp was established in Wuhan on April 26. This company will build up an ecological circle for satellite industry and forge a production force that will produce hundreds of satellites a year through combining advantages of the large-scale satellite manufacturing in the Wuhan National Aerospace Industry Base.

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    "China develops large aperture optical mirror with high accuracy"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137410217.htm

    China has developed a high accuracy four-meter-aperture optical mirror, an important tool for deep space and astronomical observation.
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    China just smashed their record of 22 launches in a given year by one with 4 more months still to go

    https://spacenews.com/china-just-set...on-satellites/

    China’s launch of a pair of Beidou navigation satellites late Friday saw the country set a new annual launch record as its space activities ramp up.
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    Another example of China using its advances in space to help other countries.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137425470.htm

    China's agricultural remote sensing monitoring platform has provided information services to 147 countries and regions, its developer said Tuesday.

    Named CropWatch, the platform was launched in 1998. Based on remote sensing and ground observation data, the system independently assesses crop growth, yield and related information at global and national scales. It is currently one of the major international remote sensing monitoring systems for agriculture.

    The system was initiated by the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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