BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) – The following is a summary of science and technology news released in China.
RETURN OF THE ASTRONAUTS
Three Chinese astronauts, the first sent into orbit to build the Chinese space station, completed their three-month mission and returned to Earth safely on Friday.
The return capsule of the manned Shenzhou-12 spacecraft, carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, landed at the Dongfeng landing site in northern China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 13:34 ( Beijing time).
The first manned flight during the construction of the Chinese space station was a complete success, the Chinese Manned Space Agency said.
The trio arrived in Beijing by plane on Friday evening, but they won’t be heading home right away to celebrate the festival with their families. Instead, they will undergo several weeks of quarantine for a full medical examination and health assessment.
NEW ENERGY VEHICLE
Major car manufacturers and global experts have called for more intensive cooperation in the field of new energy vehicles to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.
Speaking at the 3rd World Congress of New Energy Vehicles, international attendees said that since China is the world’s largest automotive market, they are ready to work with Chinese partners to tackle climate change for a clean world. and beautiful.
On the theme “Globally promote commercialization, accelerate intersectoral integration, jointly achieve carbon neutrality”, the three-day event was held in Haikou, capital of Hainan province (southern China), from 15 to September 17.
SHORT MESSAGE FROM BEIDOU
An enhanced version of the BeiDou short message service was presented at the first international summit on applications of the BeiDou satellite navigation system (BDS) held in Changsha, central China’s Hunan province.
New technology enables two-way communication on cell phones in areas not covered by ordinary mobile communication signals or when base stations are damaged, which is useful during earthquake rescue, fishing deep sea and emergency communications.
“The short message service required a larger satellite terminal, such as a maritime satellite phone. But the upgraded version’s “low power consumption” feature allows mobile phones to send emergency messages through BeiDou satellites even without mobile communication signals on the ground, “said Li Jingyuan, director of the Team. of BeiDou short messages to the National University of Defense Technology.