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Let’s explore the universe further beyond!
Tsiolkovskii, Father of Space Navigationused to say that, “earth is the cradle of mankind, but we cannot live in a cradle forever”. With the great original intention and dream for space exploration, aerospace researchers and working staff are dedicated to helping the mankind get out of “the cradle” and into outer space.
Astronaut Yuri Gagarin set out on a space travel by “Vostok 1” as the first representative of mankind on April 12, 1961. With his heroic undertaking, we realized the dream of flying into space since ancient times. From that day on, a new era was opened to explore space.
Since ancient times, Chinese people have had the dream to “reach for the stars and the moon”, and always tried its best to explore the mystery of the universe from the artificial satellite to the manned space flight, and from the lunar exploration to vast universe. There is no end of space exploration!
In the vast universe, international cooperation is an inevitable trend under the global synergistic aerospace environment. Today, international aerospace experts gather together in Shanghai, China, to promote the innovative development of spaceflight technologies.
“The 8th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology (Shanghai, China) ”was opened on September 4, 2019 in Shanghai. During the conference, with the theme of “astronautic breakthrough technology and innovation”, in-depth discussions on topics related to aerospace development were carried out. Meanwhile, international cooperation in aerospace should be further expanded.
The conference included keynote reports, technical sub-forums and other activities and covered six fields, including carrier rocket and launch technology, the effective load of satellite and its application, human space station and space exploration, space science and robot space exploration, new technologies and new mode of commercial spaceflight, disruptive technology and its application. Hundreds of experts and scholars from all over the world attended the conference.
Yang Baohua, Deputy General Manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation expressed that, independent innovation should be carried out in an open environment, and gather all resources worldwide. Being in a leading position in aerospace science and technology industry in China, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation would like to work together with all aerospace colleagues worldwide, to create a common destiny of mankind in the outer space, and make new contributions to developing spaceflight technologies, making use of resources in the outer space and benefiting human society.
Zhang Hongjun, Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, one of the sponsors of the conference expressed that, technical innovation is the driving force to develop aerospace industry. This international conference builds a high-level communication and exchange platform by centering on aerospace industry and high-techs under the theme of “astronautic breakthrough technology and innovation”, to facilitate attending experts to discuss the development of spaceflight technology and further expand cooperation in aerospace industry.
Deep-space exploration is getting easier for us. With our lunar exploration program entering a new era, we will also usher in a new chapter in the deep-space exploration of Mars, Asteroid, etc. By centering on the topic, Pang fuchuan, researcher from China National Space Administration Lunar Exploration and Aerospace Engineering Center introduced the development strategies to explore the edge of solar system on behalf of Yu Guobin, researcher and Deputy Director of the Center. Meng Guang, Professor of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology prospected the innovative tasks and future development of scientific space exploration, while Zhang He, Chief Executive Engineer of China Academy of Space Technology introduced the exploration of soft landing on the far side of the moon by Change-4.
After 40 years of development, FY series of meteorological satellites have developed and launched two generations of four-type high and low-rail series of satellites (totally 17), which have been included in meteorological satellite sequence for global business application by WMO, become important member of global GEOSS, and also the on-duty satellite of international disaster charter mechanism, and are now providing satellite data and products to above 90 countries and regions nationwide and above 2,600 users in China. Besides, Ding Lei, Director of Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences discussed about the optical effective load of meteorological satellite.
The first color composite image by “FY-4” A-satellite
During the conference, Yu Qi, Deputy Director for the International Cooperation Department of China National Space Administration introduced the active effect of “the Belt and Road” space information corridor in aerospace development. Vladimir Plester, Operation Director for Space Training in Blue Abyss introduced the innovative development of ESA in aerospace engineering and technologies. Makoto Sato, Director of Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor and President of Japanese Virtual Reality Society introduced the current development conditions of intelligent robots and virtual reality.
The conference was guided by China National Space Administration, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China Aerospace Electromechanical Group Corporation, China Manned Space Engineering Office and China Satellite Navigation Office, sponsored by International Academy of Astronautics, Chinese Society of Astronautics, and Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, and co-organized by the Editorial Department of the Journal of Astronautics, the Editorial Department of Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology, Shanghai Society of Astronautics andShanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.
Above hundreds of representatives attended the Opening Ceremony, including Liu Jiyuan, Former General Manager of China National Space Administration and Vice Chairman of International Academy of Astronautics; Zhang Rui, Deputy Commander for the Former Second Artillery Force; Yang Baohua, Deputy General Manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Astronautics, and Academician of International Academy of Astronautics; Chen Guoying, Deputy General Manager of China Aerospace Electromechanical Group Corporation; Yu Qi, Deputy Director for the International Cooperation Department of China National Space Administration; Lin Xiqiang, Deputy Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office; Yang Jun, Deputy Director of China Satellite Navigation Office; Bao Weimin, Director for Science and Technology Committee of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and Member for the Presidium of International Academy of Astronautics; Filippo Graziani, Academician of IAA, and Member of the Presidium; Vladimir Plester, Researcher of MIT Aerospace Capacity Research Group, andOperation Director for Space Training in BlueAbyss; Makoto Sato, Director of Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor and President of Japanese Virtual Reality Society; Amir Shapiro, Professor of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Director of Robot Technical Research Institute. The Opening Ceremony was hosted by Wang Yiran, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Chinese Society of Astronautics.
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Source: Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology