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    Tianqin gravitational wave project

    This project was revealed to the public on 2nd April this year. They now claim that they are making progresses toward finding gravitational waves.

    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1122323.shtml

    China's Tianqin satellite project has made breakthroughs in the key technologies to detect gravitational waves, the project's leader told a space science conference in Guangzhou.

    In-orbit verification can start as progress has been made on inertial sensing, laser interferometry, the drag-free control system and satellite platform, Luo Jun, a physicist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also leader of Tianqin projetc, was quoted by the Xinhua News Agency as saying at a symposium of the Xiangshan Science Conference.

    Three high-orbit satellites were launched at the end of September, Luo said.

    He noted that the four-phase 15 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) project, launched in 2015, should be ready to gauge waves by 2030.
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    China to launch the 1st of three satellites for the Tianqin mission at the end of next year.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._137532434.htm

    China plans to launch its first satellite to test the technologies of the space-based gravitational wave detection program "Tianqin" by the end of 2019.

    The program Tianqin, meaning "harp in sky," was initiated by Sun Yat-sen University in south China's Guangdong Province in 2015. It will consist of three satellites forming an equilateral triangle around the earth.

    "It's like a harp in space. If the gravitational waves come, the 'harp's strings" will be plucked," said Luo Jun, president of the Sun Yat-sen University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, at a conference held recently in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province.
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