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Chinese Satellite Could Link World to Moon's Dark Side: Space Expert[Jun 19, 2018]

A satellite with a huge golden umbrella-shaped antenna is in an orbit more than 400,000 km from Earth, waiting for Chang'e-4, which is set to be the first ever probe to land softly on the Moon's far side. The relay satellite for Chang'e-4 will establish a communication link between the Earth and the far side of the Moon, and might serve probes from other countries, contributing to international scientific exploration.

night vision;infrared light;vision;chip

Chinese Scientists Develop More Efficient Chip to Enhance Night Vision[Jun 15, 2018]

Researchers in Southwest China's Yunnan province have developed a chip that is more efficient in enhancing night vision than conventional devices, according to a paper published in Applied Physics Letters. The chip is expected to be applied in medical imaging, health examinations and range finding.

lunar image;space cooperation;Saudi Arabia

China, Saudi Arabia Unveil Lunar Images Gained from Space Cooperation[Jun 15, 2018]

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday jointly unveiled three lunar images acquired through cooperation on the relay satellite mission for Chang'e-4 lunar probe. This is an important cooperation achievement between China and Saudi Arabia in the relay satellite mission, the China National Space Administration said in a statement.

Chang'e-4;lunar probe;relay satellite

Relay Satellite for Chang'e-4 Lunar Probe Enters Desired Orbit[Jun 14, 2018]

The relay satellite for the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land softly on the far side of the Moon at the end of this year, has entered its mission orbit. The satellite, named Queqiao, or Magpie Bridge entered the Halo orbit around the second Lagrangian (L2) point of the Earth-Moon system about 65,000 km from the Moon at 11:06 a.m. Beijing Time Thursday.

Gaofen;high resolution observation system

Gaofen Satellites Reduce China's Dependence on Foreign Data[Jun 12, 2018]

China's recently launched two Gaofen series satellites mark the establishment of a ground-air observation system that reduces China's dependence on foreign data. With the recent satellite launches, China has nearly established a Gaofen data system involving variable space resolutions and cover widths, spectral coverages and revisit periods.

meteorological service;Fengyun 2;weather satellite

China Will Share Its Orbiting Eyes[Jun 12, 2018]

China will offer meteorological services to all parties through its Fengyun 2 weather satellites, President XI Jinping said in a speech at the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit. He also called for solid cooperation in areas such as education, science, technology and disaster relief.

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