Reporter Stephen Chen introduces recent advanced research projects underway on the Chinese mainland.
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- Chinese First Deep Sea Station
China is developing its first deep sea station, which will allow three team members to live and work 1000 metres deep inside the sea for two months. This project is expected to fortify China’s ability to explore and exploit minerals and energy resources. The project is expected to be completed before 2020.
- China’s First Space Station
Yet another project initiated by China is its first space station which is expected to be completed by the year 2022. According to the China Space authorities, this space station will be the single largest structure in space ever created by a single country. By adding modules in order to serve functions such as scientific research and military applications, China will be expanding the station in future.
- Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)
The much awaited giant telescope is expected to be completed and launched by September this year. This five-hundred-meter aperture spherical telescope (FAST) will be the world’s largest single dish radio telescope with a capacity three times greater than the sensitivity of Arecibo Observatory developed by the US. The prime motive behind building FAST telescope is to find the radio signals sent out by the Outer space intelligence.
- World’s First Quantum Communication Satellite
China is planning to come up with yet another project quantum communication satellite this June. This is the world’s first quantum communication satellite bringing the technology of quantum tele portation in science fiction more closely to reality.
- First Passenger Jet C919
China’s first passenger jet C919 is anticipated to take its first flight this year. This narrow-body, twin-engine jet, developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China in Shanghai is aimed at challenging Boeing and Airbus in domestic and international markets.
- The maiden flight of Long March 5 rocket
The maiden flight of Long March 5 rocket is expected to take place by the end of this year from Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan. The Long March 5 will be the biggest heavy-lift rocket that China has built till date with a maximum payload capacity of 25 tons. It will play an important role in the construction of China’s first space station around 2020 by delivering large components to the lower Earth orbit.