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11 July 2018
SpaceNews reported on 11 July about a panel discussion during the 17th Asia Pacific Satellie Conference - APSAT 2018 - in Jakarta, Indonesia. APSAT 2018 was the 17th ASSI’s consecutive annual international conference series on all aspects of the global telecommuncation sector. Yao Fahai, Vice President of China Satcom told the audience that China is following the international trend in building and operating HTS and LEO constellations of satellites.
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11 July 2018
Xinhua published the personal story of two young space engineers, Wang Lu and Cui Bo, working within the Beidou satellite navigation system for CAST, the China Academy of Space Technology.
Young space engineers like Wang and Cui are the backbone of the system. The average age of the Beidou team in CAST is 36. The youg generation of Chinese space engineers show dedication and motivation to advance China's efforts in space.
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12 July 2018
China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 43 new pulsars so far since its trial operation began in September 2016, the research team announced on 12 July.
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14 July 2018
By the end of September, the commercial space community from China and abroad will meet for the biggest private space conference in Wuhan.
For more details, please, check the official website of the conference:
http://os.casicloud.com/act/ccaf.ht
On the GoTaikonauts! facebook website https://www.facebook.com/go-taikonautscom
you can find the information brochure which was distributed during the UNISPACE+50 space forum in June in Vienna.
For an extensive report about the last year's conference, the 3rd CCAF, please, read the article "Wuhan - China's Centre of the Commercial Universe" in the issue no 21 of our GoTaikonauts! newsletter.

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13 July 2018
After the enormous success of the last years edition, the organising committee is in the middle of preparing the 4th China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum CCAF, which will take place from 26 to 28 September in Wuhan International Expo Centre.
For the first time and because of the increasing interest, the event will be stretched over 3 days. The first two days will be reserved for presentations by national and international space experts. The conference will be accompanied by a 5000 m2 exhibition which will be open all three days: from 26 to 28 September.
Foreign participants and exhibitors can apply for special conditions.
For MORE information on the conference, please, visit the conference website

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11 July 2018
The government of the southern Chinese province of Hainan is inviting Russian agencies, enterprises and higher educational institutions to cooperation in the sphere of aviation and space exploration, Governor Shen Xiaoming told TASS on 11 July. The regional authorities are ready to create a specialized Russian-Chinese center on the province’s territory, the governor said: "If Russian higher educational establishments, research centers, R&D institutes and enterprises operating in the sphere of cosmonautics and aviation are ready to cooperate with us and, given a large number of projects, we are ready to create a joint China-Russia center for cooperation in space and aviation technologies. We are ready to allocate a land site for creating such a cente."
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11 July 2018
The programme of Russian-Chinese cooperation in outer space for 2018-2022 will be supplemented with projects related to the Moon’s exploration, the press office of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos said on 11 July. This decision was made at a session of the joint working group of the two countries on cooperation in outer space. "During the session, the Russian and Chinese sides discussed the implementation of bilateral cooperation in outer space for 2018-2022, as a result of which a joint decision was made to supplement this cooperation program with the projects related to the study and exploration of the Moon."
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11 July 2018
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.
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compare news from 04 July 2018
China launches new space science programme

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11 July 2018
Telecommunication company Sky and Space Global is a step closer towards securing additional launch capabilities for its full constellation of around 200 “nano-satellites”, which are expected to be blasted into space by 2020. In a market update this week, Sky and Space said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese launch services provider China Great Wall Industry Corporation to explore the provision of nano-satellite launch services. Sky and Space will move into formal negotiations for a launch contract once China Great Wall’s launch capabilities are assessed to be capable of meeting the company’s technical and operational launch requirements. Both companies will also explore other collaborative opportunities to leverage and expand Sky and Space’s nano-satellite offering in Greater China.
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11 July 2018
Beijing-based space launch company LandSpace recently revealed that its Suzaku No. 2, the largest privately-owned rocket developed in the country so far, will be launched in 2020. The company plans to complete all ground tests in 2019 and carry out its first flight in 2020.
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for graphics of the ZQ-2 go to the website of Landspace

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