Preliminary results of space science application projects announced
The development and construction of China's space station is being carried out in an orderly way.
BEIJING, Oct. 4 (Reporter Yu Jianbin) On the morning of Oct. 3, local time, the China Manned Space Engineering Office and the United Nations Outer Space Department jointly held a press conference during the 69th International Astronautical Federation Congress in Bremen, Germany, to announce the preliminary results of the space science application project of the Chinese space station.
In May this year, the China Manned Space Engineering Office and the United Nations Outer Space Division jointly issued a joint announcement of opportunities for cooperation, inviting the member states of the United Nations to actively participate in international cooperation in space science applications of the future China Space Station, so as to create more opportunities for all countries in the world to use the China Space Station for application experiments and benefit from it. . After four months of solicitation, a total of 36 cooperation projects from 25 countries, including 25 in-cabin pilot projects, 11 out-of-cabin pilot projects, have been received. Next, the China Manned Aerospace Engineering Office and the United Nations Outer Space Division will jointly implement the project screening work and plan to complete the preliminary examination by the end of the year. After that, the Chinese side will guide the project applicant in the preparation of the project implementation plan and plan to complete the final project by June 2019.
Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, said that the development and construction of the Chinese space station is proceeding in an orderly manner. China is willing to continue to adhere to the principles of peaceful use, equality, mutual benefit and common development, and to carry out more exchanges and cooperation with all countries and regions in the world committed to the peaceful use of outer space. Cooperation.
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