China's next target: Solar probe

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    China's next target: Solar probe

    (People's Daily Online)

    January 24, 2013

    As China makes remarkable progress in lunar probe, the country’s space exploration activity moves on to the next target - solar probe. The solar probe mission “Kuafu” was announced to enter the project development phase, said Dr. Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the academy’s work conference on Monday.

    The “Kuafu” project, named after the sun chaser in ancient Chinese mythology, is aimed to build a space weather forecasting system composed of three satellites.

    Besides the “Kuafu” project, another four strategic space projects also phased into development stage, which include hard X-rays probe, quantum science experiment satellite, dark matter detector and recoverable science experiment satellite.

    “The platform building for these five satellites is in full swing,” said Bai. The hard X-rays probe project and quantum science experiment satellite project have begun to develop the prototype modules.

    China's next target: Solar probe - People's Daily Online
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