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China will solicit space utilization proposals to be implemented in Chinese Space Station

 “During the first half of this year, we will start to solicit space utilization proposals, in Chinese mainland as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions of China, to be implemented in Chinese Space Station.” Gao Ming, member of the national committee of CPPCC, director of Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told the reporter about the latest developments in field of manned space utilization on March 2, 2018.

It is reported that China will finish constructing the manned space station in around 2020. As the largest scale space experiment platform with man-tending on a long-term basis so far in Chinese space history, the space station is going to start a new era of space science research and utilization. Chinese Space Station is expected to serve in orbit for more than ten years, supporting the implementation of thousands of scientific research projects covering various fields of discipline.

To support large-scale scientific research oriented to international frontier, Chinese space station deploys more than 10 advanced scientific experimental racks, extravehicular exposure platform and survey telescope flying in the same orbit, which will provide space experiment conditions for researches of space life science and biotechnology, microgravity fluid and combustion science, space material science, microgravity fundamental physics, space astronomy, etc.

“Our target is to build and operate a national space laboratory, to offer comprehensive support for space science research and utilization, to promote the space science research of China to the top rank internationally, and translate advanced scientific and technological achievements to application continuously, to promote related technical development in fields of medicine, biology, materials, energy, information, etc. ” Gao Ming expressed that the development work of Chinese Space Station is going on smoothly, the solicitation for utilization proposals will gets into full swing, applications from researchers in all disciplines are welcomed.

Gao Ming also pointed out that no space scientific research can be done without large amount of basic researches and test works on the ground. Great efforts of application for constructing a group of research infrastructures for manned space station on the ground are been making, to strengthen the cultivation of space science and utilization project on the ground, and to promote the output of major achievements.

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6 March 2018 From:
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