A Chinese-built rocket that can send a person to the Moon will be completed by 2030, according to authorities at the ongoing China Space Conference in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province.
Chen Dong has set a new record for the most cumulative days living and working in space by a Chinese astronaut.
Employees work on the assembly line of the T03 electric car at a factory of Chinese EV maker Leapmotor on December 17, 2021 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. (Photo: Agencies)JERUSALEM, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese car manufacturer Leapmotor on Tuesday started selling electric cars in Israel through the Israeli car dealership Metro Motor.At a launch event held by the Israeli importer in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, which was attended by Leapmotor representatives, the Chinese car manufacturers electric T03 model was unveiled.The T03 is an electric city car with a driving range of up to 280 km, a maximum speed of 140 km/h, a battery capacity of 41.27-kWh, and fast charging from 30 percent to 80 percent in 36 minutes.Leapmotor was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China.It internally develops all its key hardware and software across the core systems and electronic components of its cars with in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, the Chinese company said on its website.
A concept picture of Chinas new-generation launch vehicle to send astronauts to the moon. (Photo: CGTN)China is developing a new-generation launch vehicle to send astronauts to the moon, which will be completed by 2030, according to an aerospace scientist.Long Lehao, a chief designer of the Long March carrier rocket series at China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, made the remarks at the ongoing China Space Conference held in Haikou, capital city of the southern island province of Hainan.The new rocket will be 90 meters tall, and able to lift 27 tonnes of payload to the lunar orbit, CGTN learned from the Airshow China held in south Chinas Zhuhai City earlier this month, during which a model of the rocket was displayed.The diameter of its core will be similar to that of the Long March-5 heavy-lift rocket, which is five meters, according to Long.The Long March-5 is Chinas most powerful launch vehicle currently in operational service, with a maximum payload capacity of 25 tonnes to low Earth orbit (LEO). It has been used to send Chinas three space station modules – each weighing about 22 tonnes – into LEO.In addition to the new rocket for manned mission, China is also developing a new crewed capsule and a lunar lander, which will be able to send three astronauts to the lunar orbit and allow two of them to land on the moon, said Zhou Jianping, the chief designer of Chinas manned space program.
HAIKOU, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese space scientists and engineers published 10 science and technology challenges in the field of astronautics for 2022 at the ongoing China Space Conference held in Haikou, capital city of the southern island province of Hainan.File photo of a full-size model of the core module of Chinas space station Tianhe. (Photo: Xinhua)This list of challenges includes -- power acquisition from cosmic dynamics, the search for habitable exoplanets and signs of life, key technologies for a shuttle-like space transport system, the monitoring of and defence against near-Earth asteroids, and development of artificial light synthetic materials for extraterrestrial subsistence.Long-distance, high-power wireless energy transfer technology, in-situ construction on the surface of the moon utilizing regolith, trans-media aircraft control, AI-enabled, autonomous, collaborative work on space constellation, and high-precision prediction of the Earths upper atmospheric flow field evolution, are also mentioned on the list as problems to crack in space exploration.Wang Wei, director of the Research and Development Department under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, announced the list via a video at the four-day conference that kicked off on Monday."Driven by new energy, new material and digital intelligence, a new round of tech revolution is stepping up the drive in the global space landscape," said Wang.The list will "play a positive, supporting role to Chinas research in basic science and the countrys advances in engineering projects," Wang added.
This screengrab from NASA TV shows NASAs Orion capsule, left, nearing the moon, right, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. At center is earth. (Photo: AP)NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts.It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago, and represents a huge milestone in the $4.1 billion test flight that began last Wednesday.Video of the looming moon and our pale blue planet more than 230,000 miles (370,000 kilometers) in the distance left workers “giddy" at Houstons Johnson Space Center, home to Mission Control, according to flight director Judd Frieling. Even the flight controllers themselves were “absolutely astounded.”“Just smiles across the board," said Orion program manager Howard Hu.The close approach of 81 miles (130 kilometers) occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. Because of a half-hour communication blackout, flight controllers in Houston did not know if the critical engine firing went well until the capsule emerged from behind the moon. The capsules cameras sent back a picture of the Earth — a tiny blue dot surrounded by blackness.The capsule accelerated well beyond 5,000 mph (8,000 kph) as it regained radio contact, NASA said. Less than an hour later, Orion soared above Tranquility Base, where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969. There were no photos of the site because the pass was in darkness, but managers promised to try for pictures on the return flyby in two weeks.Orion needed to slingshot around the moon to pick up enough speed to enter the sweeping, lopsided lunar orbit. Another engine firing will place the capsule in that orbit Friday.This coming weekend, Orion will shatter NASA’s distance record for a spacecraft designed for astronauts — nearly 250,000 miles (400,00...
Bacterial infections are the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for one in eight of all deaths in 2019, the first global estimate of their lethality revealed on Tuesday.(Photo: CFP)The massive new study, published in the Lancet journal, looked at deaths from 33 common bacterial pathogens and 11 types of infection across 204 countries and territories.The pathogens were associated with 7.7 million deaths -- 13.6 percent of the global total -- in 2019, the year before the Covid-19 pandemic took off.That made them the second-leading cause of death after ischaemic heart disease, which includes heart attacks, the study said.Just five of the 33 bacteria were responsible for half of those deaths: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.S. aureus is a bacterium common in human skin and nostrils but behind a range of illnesses, while E. coli commonly causes food poisoning. The study was conducted under the framework of the Global Burden of Disease, a vast research programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation involving thousands of researchers across the world. "These new data for the first time reveal the full extent of the global public health challenge posed by bacterial infections," said study co-author Christopher Murray, the director of US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation."It is of utmost importance to put these results on the radar of global health initiatives so that a deeper dive into these deadly pathogens can be conducted and proper investments are made to slash the number of deaths and infections."The research points to stark differences between poor and wealthy regions. In Sub-Saharan Africa, there were 230 deaths per 100,000 population from the bacterial infections.That number fell to 52 per 100,000 in what the study called the "high-income super-region" which included countries in Western Europe, North America a...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts.(File photo: CGTN) It’s the first time a capsule has visited the moon since NASA’s Apollo program 50 years ago, and represents a huge milestone in the $4.1 billion test flight that began last Wednesday.The close approach of 81 miles (130 kilometers) occurred as the crew capsule and its three wired-up dummies were on the far side of the moon. Because of a half-hour communication blackout, flight controllers in Houston did not know if the critical engine firing went well until the capsule emerged from behind the moon, 232,000 miles (370,000 kilometers) from Earth.The capsules cameras sent back a picture of the world — a tiny blue orb surrounded by blackness.“Our pale blue dot and its 8 billion human inhabitants now coming into view,” said Mission Control commentator Sandra Jones.The capsule accelerated well beyond 5,000 mph (8,000 kph) as it regained radio contact, NASA said. Less than an hour later, Orion soared above Tranquility Base, where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969.“This is one of those days that you’ve been thinking about and talking about for a long, long time,” flight director Zeb Scoville said.Earlier in the morning, the moon loomed ever larger in the video beamed back, as the capsule closed the final few thousand miles since blasting off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, atop the most powerful rocket ever built by NASA.Orion needed to slingshot around the moon to pick up enough speed to enter the sweeping, lopsided lunar orbit. Flight controllers evaluated the data pouring back, to determine if the engine firing went as planned. Another firing will place the capsule in that elongated orbit Friday.This coming weekend, Orion will shatter NASA’s distance record for a spacecraft designed for astronauts — nearly 250,0...
Photos: CMGJIUQUAN, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The combination of the Shenzhou-15 crewed spaceship and a Long March-2F carrier rocket was transferred to the launching area on Monday, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said.The facilities and equipment at the launch site are in good condition, and various pre-launch function checks and joint tests will be carried out as planned, said the CMSA.
(File Photo: Xinhua)SHANGHAI, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinas financial hub Shanghai is expected to have over 77,000 5G base stations by the end of 2023 as part of the citys efforts to boost 5G coverage, local authorities said.More than 4,000 commercial buildings and major public buildings would achieve indoor 5G coverage, and 90 percent of the city would have access to 5G services by the end of next year, according to an action plan released by the Shanghai Communications Administration.The plan also noted that the average download speed in the citys key areas will reach 1,000 Mbps, while the upload speed will hit 200 Mbps.Shanghai will leverage the 5G technology to push its digital transformation. In 2023, it will promote the use of 5G in various sectors including medical services, education, tourism and transport.China has built the worlds largest 5G network. By the end of August this year, the country had over 2.1 million 5G base stations, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.The number of 5G mobile users in China hit 475 million by the end of July.
Photo taken on November 18, 2022 shows a prototype of world's first manned two-seat detachable flying car in Beijing. (Photo provided to China News Service)The flying car prototype adopts a split configuration of three independent parts. This includes an autonomous vertical take-off and landing aircraft, a smart control cockpit, and an automatic driving chassis.Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2022 shows a prototype of world's first manned two-seat detachable flying car in Beijing. (Photo provided to China News Service)Photo taken on Nov. 18, 2022 shows a prototype of world's first manned two-seat detachable flying car in Beijing. (Photo provided to China News Service)
With greenhouse gas monitoring becoming a major concern, China has unveiled an ambitious plan for environmental satellite development, vowing to establish a rapid response system as part of a space-ground integrated network by 2035.
(File Photo: Xinhua)Chinas self-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) system has replaced GPS in railway survey and design, construction, operation, deformation monitoring, and other processes, a breakthrough in the countrys self-dependent transportation, according to Chinas leading railway group on Friday.Self-dependent control is the main advantage brought by the BDS system in railway engineering and surveying, said Cao Chengdu, chief engineer of China Railway SIYUAN Survey and Design Group, which recently led and completed research on application technology in railway and shipping based on the BDS.The technology can achieve high-precision positioning through ground-based augmentation and the application range is more than traditional satellite navigation, Cao added.Based on the comprehensive application of BDS technology and emerging surveying and mapping technology including laser radar and oblique photography, China has achieved intelligent and digitized railway surveying. The survey results have also been upgraded from the initial two-dimensional map to a three-dimensional design model.At present, drone surveying and mapping, oblique photography, laser radar, and unmanned surveying vessels have been applied in over 10 under-construction railway projects, such as Xiangyang-Jingmen High-speed Railway and Changsha-Ganzhou High-speed Railway.The intelligent survey is a major innovation breakthrough in the railway survey industry, which will promote the technological progress and intelligent transformation of the Chinese railway industry and improve the competitiveness of core technology, Cao said.
Photo: NASALOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- NASAs Orion spacecraft is expected to fly by the moon next Monday, Nov. 21, performing a close approach of the lunar surface on its way to a distant retrograde orbit, according to NASA.Orions entry into the lunar sphere of influence will make the moon, instead of Earth, the main gravitational force acting on the spacecraft, said NASA.Flight controllers will conduct an outbound powered flyby burn to harness the force from the moons gravity, accelerate the spacecraft, and direct it toward a distant retrograde orbit beyond the moon.During the outbound powered flyby, Orion will make its closest approach, approximately 128 kilometers (80 miles), above to the lunar surface, according to NASA.Four days later, another burn using the European Service Module will insert Orion into distant retrograde orbit, where it will remain for about a week to test spacecraft systems.Carrying an uncrewed Orion, NASAs Space Launch System lifted off for its flight test debut early Wednesday from Launch Pad 39B at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Following the launch, Orion is enroute to the moon as the first mission of NASAs Artemis program.
Photo: CGTNSouth Chinas Guangdong Province is accelerating the construction of mobile cabin hospitals and isolation points for COVID-19 patients with precise and differentiated epidemic control measures in place, as part of efforts to contain the latest round of the epidemic. Some 39,000 field hospital beds were in use as of midnight on November 17.According to the Provincial Health Commission, the province has logged 21,392 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of November 17, of which 6,092 were imported, in the latest round of the outbreak.
Photo: CGTNChina calls for innovative, coordinated, green, open and inclusive development of the global chip industry, according to the Hefei Initiative launched on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the World Conference on Integrated Circuits (IC) 2022 in Hefei, capital of east Chinas Anhui Province.The conference is hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and is the first such conference held at a national level.Industry leaders from international and domestic companies, including Qualcomm, Intel and Tsinghua Unigroup, have gathered to discuss the importance of cooperation for the healthy development of the global IC industry."Cooperation for Win-Win" is the theme of this years conference and the consensus of many industry leaders."As the world continues to become more connected, smarter, and more sustainable, there is no doubt that we need more semiconductor innovation to fuel economic growth and transform society for the better," said Christiano R. Amon, chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), whos also the CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated.He further added that forums like IC China will continue to promote industry cooperation and policies that ensure continuous semiconductor innovation and a stable global technology environment.Amon said that Qualcomm has been in China for nearly three decades, and it has cultivated broad, enduring partnerships with Chinese telecom operators, network infrastructure vendors, mobile and computing device manufacturers, semiconductor companies, internet product providers, and application developers in the Chinese automotive and Internet of Things (IoT) industries.China is committed to promoting close cooperation within the global industry chain and supply chain in the chip sector. In 2020, the country issued a number of policies to promote the high-quality development of the IC industry and software industry, and all policies are the same for domestic and foreign ...
The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology and the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission inked a cooperation agreement on developing 6G in Shanghai.