December, 2008

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PM Wen Jiabao Inspects BEPCII Project

On Nov. 4 morning, Premier Wen Jiabao had an inspection tour to the Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS. During the visit, Premier Wen inspected the BEPCII (Beijing Electron-Positron Collider) project and held a friendly talk with the scientists. In the meantime, Premier Wen also met with US delegates who attended the 29th meeting of the Sino-US Joint Committee on High Energy Physics. Premier Wen acclaimed that BEPCII represented a paradigm of both Sino-US and multinational scientific and technological cooperation. ¡°The cooperation on this project is fruitful, having generated first-class achievements and technologies; the scientific and technological cooperation between China and the United States complies with interest of both countries and will benefit people of both nations¡±, said Premier Wen.

Lu Yongxiang Visits Australia

Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS, paid a visit to Australia with his entourage from Nov. 23 to 30. During his visit, President Lu attended the opening ceremony of ¡°the Fifth Sino-Australia Workshop on Science and technology¡±, which was co-sponsored by CAS and Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the unveiling ceremony of ¡°Sino-Australian Joint Research Center on Immunity Genetics¡± that was co-founded by CAS and ANU College. During his visit, Lu also signed a bilateral cooperation memo with Dr. Geoff Garrett, CEO of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. In addition, President Lu and his entourage paid a visit to GeoScience Australia and Perth Brach of BHP Billiton Ltd. He attended the opening ceremony of ¡°the Second Sino-Australian Workshop on Adaptation to Global Climate Change¡± and the launching ceremony of ¡°CAS-UQ Clean Energy Union¡± initiated by Peter Andrew, the Principal Scientist of Queensland on behalf of the governor of Queensland, and the unveiling ceremony of ¡°CAS-UQ Data & Software Research and Development Center¡± organized by the University of Queensland.

Satellite ¡°Innovation No.1-02¡± Launched

The satellite ¡°Innovation No.1-02¡±, which was developed and fabricated by the Shanghai Engineering Center for MicroSatellites, was successfully launched at 8:15 am, Nov.5th, 2008 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite was separated from the rocket in approximately 15 minutes and then entered the pre-set orbit. Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS sent a congratulatory letter to the Shanghai Engineering Center for MicroSatellites on behalf of CAS. As a small-size data collection and transmission satellite, ¡°Innovation No.1-02¡± is used to collect and transmit data obtained from various kinds of monitoring points in the fields of water conservancy, hydrology, meteorology, electric power, disaster relief, etc.

China¡¯s First Complete Moon Image Released

On Nov. 12, China¡¯s first image of the whole Moon was formally released. The image was created on the basis of the topological data of the moon captured by the CCD stereo camera installed on lunar orbiter Chang¡¯e-1, which was developed by the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS. The data was sent back after Chang¡¯e-1 had orbited the Moon 589 times. The first image of the whole moon was formulated after the data were rectified from the perspectives of radiation, geometry and luminosity. The area covered by the picture is located within an 180 south latitude to 180 degrees north latitude and 180 east longitude to 180 degrees west longitude of the Moon.


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