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Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman of the Centre National d’ Etudes Spatiales (CNES), and His Delegation Visited Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology for Exchanges.
On 5 June, 2019, Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman of the CNES, and his delegation, 11 people in total, visited Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology accompanied by Zhang Kejian, Director-General of China National Space Administration. Wu Yanhua, deputy director of the National Space Administration, Wang Haibo, deputy general manager of the Aerospace Science and Technology Group, Zong Wenbo, Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, and Hua Chongzhi, deputy president, participated in the exchange activities.
The delegation of CNES visited 812 civil satellite assembly plants and commercial satellite manufacturing centers, 805 lunar surface topography simulation laboratories and 804 antenna test plants. Le Gall and his delegation had full exchanges and discussions with the Chinese leaders at the site of the visit. They spoke highly of the technical strength and development level of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology in the space industry, congratulated on the remarkable achievements of China's space industry and expressed the promising prospect of Sino-French space cooperation.
During the exchange, Zhang Kejian said that China is willing to work with CNES to continuously strengthen bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the field of space, and vigorously promote the close and lasting Sino-French space cooperation to a higher level.
At present, cooperation between Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and CNES on data processing, inversion algorithm development and remote sensing application based on terrestrial water resources satellite, is advancing rapidly and orderly. At the same time, the cooperation between the two sides in the demonstration of Sino-French water cycle satellite and the joint design of load will be conducive to the remarkable improvement of global water cycle detection capability.
Source：Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
Author: Zhao Weihong
Photography: Zhang Yang
Editor: Ma Yongxiang
Editor in charge: Wang Xueyan
Producer: Liu Qian, Shen Rui