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    15 September 2010, Volume 30 Issue 5 Previous Issue    Next Issue
    Recent Development in the Space Utility System of China's Manned Space Flight Program
    Gu Yidong;Guo Jiong
    2010, 30 (5):  388-391.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.388
    Abstract ( 2023 )   PDF (419KB) ( 1408 )   Save
    This paper briefly introduces the history of China's Manned Space Flight Program and concludes the experiments done since 2008, namely, a small satellite and a material science experiment. An outlook of future Chinese Space Station is also described at the end.
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    Chang'E-1 lunar mission: an overview and primary science results
    Ouyang Ziyuan;Li Chunlai;Zou Yongliao;Zhang Hongbo;Lu Chang;Liu Jianzhong;Liu Jianjun;Zuo Wei;Su Yan;Wen Weibin;Bian Wei;Zhao Baochang;Wang Jianyu;Yang Jianfeng;Chang Jin;Wang Huanyu;Zhang Xiaohui;Wang Shijin;Wang Min;Ren Xin;Mu Lingli;Kong Deqing;Wang Xiaoqian;Wang Fang;Geng Liang;Zhang Zhoubin;Zheng Lei;Zhu Xinying;Zheng Yongchun;Li Junduo;Zou Xiaoduan;Xu Chun;Shi Shuobiao;Gao Yifei;Gao Guannan
    2010, 30 (5):  392-403.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.392
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    Chang'E-1 is the first lunar mission in China, which was successfully launched on Oct. 24th, 2007. It was guided to crash on the Moon on March 1, 2009, at 52.36ºE, 1.50ºS, in the north of Mare Fecunditatis. The total mission lasted 495 days, exceeding the designed life-span about four months. 1.37 Terabytes raw data was received from Chang'E-1. It was then processed into 4 Terabytes science data at different levels. A series of science results have been achieved by analyzing and applicating these data, especially "global image of the Moon of China's first lunar exploration mission''. Four scientific goals of Chang'E-1 have been achieved. It provides abundant materials for the research of lunar sciences and cosmochemistry. Meanwhile these results will serve for China's future lunar missions.
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    Scientific progress of combined exploration DSP and Cluster: 2008—2010
    Liu Zhenxing;Cao Jinbin;Pu Zuyin
    2010, 30 (5):  404-421.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.404
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    The combined observations of Double Star and Cluster missions allow for, for the first time, six-point measurements of the main plasma parameters in the key scientific regions of the near-Earth environment. In the past two years, a great number of works were made based on the data from DSP and Cluster missions, advancing remarkably the research of magnetospheric physics in China. This paper briefly reviews these important scientific results based on 51 selected publications.
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    Status and perspectives of dark matter searches in China
    Chang Jin
    2010, 30 (5):  422-423.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.422
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    In this paper, we give a review of direct detection searches reported by the DAMA (China as a Co-I), and indirect detection searches reported by the ATIC (China as a Co-I). We also outline the future plans of dark matter search in China.
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    Space astronomy in China: 2008—2010
    Gan Weiqun;Zhang Shuangnan;Yan Yihua;Chang Jin
    2010, 30 (5):  424-426.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.424
    Abstract ( 2002 )   PDF (66KB) ( 1340 )   Save
    In 2008 to 2010, the main activities in Chinese space astronomy were focused on: fulfilling the long-term plan of Chinese space astronomy; initiating the long-term plan of Chinese space astronomy; undertaking some astronomical missions set by CNSA in ``Development Program of Space Science for 2006--2010''. This paper summarizes in brief all these activities.
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    Advance of interplanetary physics study in China: 2008—2010
    Zhao Xinhua;Xiang Changqing
    2010, 30 (5):  427-444.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.427
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    Interplanetary physics study is an important ingredient in space weather research. Considerable progress this aspect has been achieved by the space physics community of China in recent years. This brief report summarizes the latest advances of the interplanetary physics research in China during the period of 2008--2010. This report includes solar corona and solar wind, interplanetary transients, energetic particles, MHD simulation, space plasma, and prediction methods for physical phenomena originating from both solar corona and interplanetary space.
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    Magnetospheric physics in China: 2008—2010
    Cao Jinbin;Liu Zhenxing;Pu Zuyin
    2010, 30 (5):  445-455.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.445
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    In the past two years, most of the works on magnetospheric physics were made by using the data of Double Star Program and Cluster missions. However some works were still conducted by computer simulation or using the data from other space missions and ground geomagnetic observations. This paper briefly review these previous works based on papers selected from the 28 publications from April 2008 to April 2010. The subjects covered various sub-branches of magnetospheric physics, including geomagnetic storm, magnetospheric substorm and etc.
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    Advances in researches on the middle and upper atmosphere in 2008—2010
    Chen Zeyu;Chen Hongbin;LüDaren;Xu Jiyao;Chen Wen;Tian Wenshou;Ren Rongcai;Hu Yongyun;Huang Kaiming
    2010, 30 (5):  456-463.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.456
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    This paper summarizes the results of the researches on the middle and upper atmosphere obtained by Chinese scientists in 2008--2010. The focuses are specifically placed on the researches being associated with ground-based observation capability development, dynamical processes, the property of atmospheric circulation and the chemistry-climate coupling of the middle atmospheric layers.
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    Development of space environment research and service in China
    Gong Jiancun;Liu Siqing;Shi Liqin;Hu Xiong;Lin Kexin
    2010, 30 (5):  464-467.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.464
    Abstract ( 2193 )   PDF (137KB) ( 1729 )   Save
    During the past two years, space environment has achieved great development in space environment monitoring, model research, system developing and space environment service in China. In this paper, we mainly introduce space environment safety support for Shenzhou-7 manned spacecraft, two typical space environment operation platforms, and the advance of Re-locatable Atmospheric Observatory (RAO). At the last part of this paper, the Sub-committee on Space Environment(SSE) which was set up in 2009 under the Technical Committee on Space Technology and Operation of Standardization Administration of China is briefly introduced.
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    Fengyun satellites: achievements and future
    Wang Jingsong;Zhang Jiashen;Tang Yunqiu
    2010, 30 (5):  468-473.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.468
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    Chinese meteorological satellite, Fengyun (FY) Satellite, has a polar-orbiting series and a geostationary series. Up to now, 5 polar-orbiting (FY-1A/B/C/D and FY-3A) and 5 geostationary (FY-2A/B/C/D/E) satellites were launched. FY data has been being intensively applied not only to meteorological monitoring and prediction but also to many other fields regarding ecology, environment, disaster, space weather and so and. The FY data sharing system, FengyunCast, is now one of the three components of global meteorological satellite information dissemination system, GEONETCast. The first satellite of the new generation polar-orbiting series, FY-3A, was launched on 27 May, 2008, demonstrating the FY polar-orbiting satellite and its application completed a great leap to realize three-dimensional observations and quantitative application. The first of the next generation geostationary series (FY-4) is planned to launch in 2014.
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    Results about ocean satellite observation
    Jiang Xingwei;Lin Mingsen
    2010, 30 (5):  474-485.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.474
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    They have played more and more important roles in marine pollution monitoring, marine environment and marine disaster monitor and forecasting, marine resource investigation and marine scientific research. In this paper, the author will give a brief review of China's operational and scientific activities in satellites ocean observation during 2008 to 2010. These activities include the application of the HY-1B for red tide and green tide detecting and monitoring, sea ice monitoring, fishery resources assessment at coastal zone and ocean, marine water quality assessment, sea surface temperature monitoring and forecasting, ocean primary productivity and carbon cycle research, and the development in the ocean dynamic environment parameter application technology before launch of HY-2. The achievements we have made in the ocean observation and monitoring during the past 3 years indicate that, the development of the ocean satellite series and the application of the ocean satellite can greatly promote the development of China's three-dimensional marine observation system and earth-observation system from space, accordingly we can improve the ability of acquiring the marine environmental parameter to sustain the marine economy development and the sea defense construction.
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    Operation and application of A, B satellites for environment and disaster monitoring and forecasting
    Wang Jianyu;Liu Yinnian;Fang Zhiyon;Yang Siquan;Nie Juan;Wu Wei;Liu Sanchao;Wang Lei;Wang Qiao;Wei Bin;Wang Changzuo;Zhang Feng;Yu Jin;Li Zhaozhou
    2010, 30 (5):  486-492.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.486
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    Environment and disaster monitoring and forecasting small satellite constellation A and B satellites (HJ-1-A, B) are called "environment and disaster reduction satellites A and B'' for short. The constellation adopts a 10:30 LT sun-synchronous circular orbit, with orbit altitude of 649 km. HJ-1-A and HJ-1-B are distributed with a phase difference of 180º in the same orbital plane, so as to enhance the time resolution of earth observation. The satellites have orbit maintenance capability, the lifetime is 3 years. Both satellites adopt CAST968 platforms. Two wide-coverage multispectral CCD cameras with resolution 30 m and width 700 km, a super-spectral imager with resolution 100 m and width 50 km as well as a data transmission subsystem of 120 Mbit/s are deployed on HJ-1-A, which also carries Ka communication testing equipment of Thailand. HJ-1-B has two wide-coverage multispectral CCD cameras (the same as satellite A), one infrared camera with resolution 150 m and width 720 km and a data transmission subsystem of 60 Mbit/s. The coverage period of the wide-coverage multispectral CCD camera is 48 hours. The revisit period of super-spectral imager is 96 hours and the coverage period of infrared camera is 96 hours.
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    Earth observation technologies for sustainable development
    Guo Huadong;Ma Jianwen
    2010, 30 (5):  493-498.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.493
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    The multi-platform, multi-band and multi-mode Earth Observation (EO) system has been established in China in recent years. The advanced technologies are playing more and more important role for sustainable development in whole country. This paper introduces the results and achievements of EO monitoring for agriculture, EO surveying for land resources, EO monitoring for ecological environment, EO support for national surveying and national e-government, natural disaster monitoring and emergency response. It points out that the EO technologies could contribute more to the country, including in the field of global change in the coming decade.
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    Progress on space medicine in 2008—2010
    Li Yinghui;Liu Zhaoxia;Zhang Xiaoyou;Bai Yanqiang;Chen Shanguang
    2010, 30 (5):  499-503.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.499
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    Space Medicine is a special subject to be rising with the development of manned spaceflight. In China, Space Medicine has achieved great development during the past two years. In this paper, the basic research of Space Medicine and its application in China during 2008--2010 were briefly introduced.
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    Progress of microgravity material research during the period of 2007—2009
    Chen Nuofu;Bai Yiming;Chen Wanchun;Zhou Yanfei;Luo Xinghong;Yu Yude
    2010, 30 (5):  504-515.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.504
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    Orbital experimental researches on crystal growth of Mn-doped GaSb and Bi2Se0.21Te2.79 are briefly summarized. The space experiments were completed in September of 2007 on broad the Foton-M3 satellite of Russia. Ground-based researches on the solidification behaviors of Al-Al3Ni, Al-Al2Cu, Ag-Cu eutectic, Al-Pb monotectic and Cu-Co peritectic alloys in a 50-meter-high drop tube were investigated. New experimental results on the ultrasonic field and the temperature recycling induced to chiral symmetry breaking of NaClO3 crystal also were reported in the present paper.
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    Progress in space debris research
    Zhao Changyin;Zhang Wenxiang;Han Zengyao;Wang Hongbo
    2010, 30 (5):  516-518.  doi: 10.11728/cjss2010.05.516
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    During recent years, A de-orbit disposal of SinoSat 2 satellite and the depletion of the residual propellant after SC/LV separation for all LM-4 series launch vehicles were carried out. Stuffed Whipple Shields based on hypervelocity impact particles were developed. Routine observation and collision avoidance were performed. The main progress in space debris research will be introduced from three aspects: mitigation, spacecraft protection, observation and collision avoidance.
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