China Launches Experiment Satellite "TK-1"[Mar 06, 2017]
China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, "TK-1", from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. "TK-1" is the first satellite independently developed by China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC) and will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and experiments in minisatellite-based technologies.
Concerns that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastic water bottles, may have an unforeseen impact on people's reproductive system have led to it being increasingly phased out. But another chemical meant to replace BPA may be just as harmful, according to new research conducted by a Chinese team from Peking University and published this week in the science journal Nature Communications.
China to Launch Space Station Core Module in 2018[Mar 03, 2017]
China will launch a space station core module in 2018 as the first step in completing the country's first space outpost, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) on Thursday. The core module of the space station, named "Tianhe-1" according to previous reports, will be launched on board a new-generation Long March-5 heavyweight carrier rocket.
Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, on Tuesday descended to 3,117 meters below sea level while operating in the northwestern Indian Ocean. The operation marked the 38th ocean scientific expedition by a Chinese team, and Jiaolong's first deep-sea exploration of the year.
Prototype of China's Mars Probe Under Development[Mar 02, 2017]
A model prototype of China's first Mars probe is under development as the country plans to launch the probe around the summer of 2020, a leading Chinese aerospace expert said. The probe will be launched at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China's southern Hainan Province, said YE Peijian, a consultant to the program undertaken by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
China unveiled two domestic state-of-the-art marine geological survey vessels in Shanghai Tuesday. One ship, Haiyang Dizhi-8 (Ocean Geology No.8) uses world-leading techniques to create high-resolution three-dimensional images of the seabed's geological structure. The other ship, Haiyang Dizhi-9, comes with the world's best deep-water drilling system, able to dig 160 meters into the seabed at a water depth of 2,500 meters.
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