China Will Launch First Student-Built Satellite In 2017

Posted: Apr 26 2016, 5:26am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 27 2016, 7:58pm CDT, in Latest Science News


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China Will Launch First Student-Built Satellite in 2017
via People's Daily Online

China will send the very first satellite built by students into space next year.

China’s middle school students will build a satellite that will be launched into outer space in 2017. It is shaped like a cube and weighs 10 kilograms. It will have two-way communication capabilities and will aid the students in carrying out various experiments.

Several middle schools including the Beijing Bayi School had their students participating in the complex project. The designing, construction and testing of the satellite was undertaken and it all went smoothly although a lot of hard work and effort was involved in the process.

What is left is for middle school students to build rockets. This will take the game to a whole new level.

"The next step is to invite more middle school students to design and build rockets,” said Zhou Xiubin, Deputy Director of the China Aerospace Talent Development Center.

China celebrated its Space Day on the Sunday which just passed us by. The theme was China’s race for space. Various things occurred on this day, according to People's Daily Online.

Tours of launch sites, research institutions, flight control areas and ships that were being tracked took place. Several dignitaries delivered lectures on China and its space program. All in all, it was an exciting and interesting event that boosted the morale of the Chinese people.

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