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China Five Latest Space Science Satellites

BEIJING, June 1st  (Xinhua) -- China will put into space five latest satellites within about five years as part of the country's fast-expanding space science program, a national science chief said on Wednesday.
The 5 satellites, including a Sino-European dual mission known as SMILE, will focus on surveillance of solar activities and their collision on Earth's surroundings and space weather, analysis of water recycling and inquisitive of black holes, according to Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center below the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
They should build major breakthrough in these fields, Wu said.
Of the 5 satellites, SMILE, or "Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer," is place to blast off in 2021. The satellite is designed to learn the effects of the sun on Earth's setting and space weather by create images of the interactions between solar winds &  Earth's magnetosphere with X-ray and ultraviolet skill.
MIT, the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling Exploration, aims at investigate the origin of up flow ions and their acceleration mechanism and find out the key mechanism for the magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere coupling.
And WCOM, the Water Cycle surveillance Mission, is a bid to better understand Earth's water cycle by simultaneous and quick measurement of key parameters such as soil moisture, ocean salinity and ocean outside evaporation.
The other 2 satellites are the higher Space-borne Solar Observatory (ASO-S) and the Einstein-Probe. The former will help scientists appreciate the causality among magnetic fields, flares and coronal mass ejections, while the latter is tasked with discovering quiet black holes over all astrophysical mass ranges and other dense objects via high-energy transients.
The ASO-S is China's 1st  solar exploration satellite, end the nation's history of depending on foreign solar surveillance data.
He said aside from the five latest satellites announce on Wednesday, the CAS is also preparing for future space exploration attempts in the after that decade.
Scientists are mulling four latest satellite projects, including the Solar Polar Orbit Telescope (SPORT), look for for Terrestrial Exo-Planets (STEP), X-ray time and Polarization Mission (XTP) and a Space Millimeter-wavelength VLBI Array (S-VLBI) probe.
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In the meantime, Wu voiced concerns as the study satellite programs have not been built-in in China's national major scientific plan, which catalogues the nation key S&T projects and provides funds from the middle treasury.
Nor did Wu entertain the plan that China's satellite programs are pre-planned on a five-year base. "Sometimes it takes 10 years or still decades to turn an idea to a real space project."
Wu said he hoped that the space satellite plan will be soon listed in the national scientific growth outline and gain continuous financial hold up in order to change China from a "pursuer" to a "frontrunner" in this field.

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