China science, technology news summary — Nov. 9 – Big News Network

BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
MARS ORBITER
China’s Mars orbiter entered its remote-sensing orbit around Mars on Monday, starting the global remote-sensing exploration of the planet, the China National Space Administration said.
The seven scientific payloads aboard the Tianwen-1 orbiter will obtain scientific data relating to morphology and geological structure, surface material composition and soil type distribution, the atmospheric ionosphere and the space environment of Mars.
MECHANICAL ARM ON SPACE STATION
The extravehicular activities carried out by two Chinese astronauts from Sunday evening till early Monday morning will help expand the capabilities of the mechanical arm on the country’s space station, said the China Academy of Space Technology.
They performed a series of extravehicular tasks, including installing the dual-arm connector (the device linking the big and small mechanical arms) and the suspension device.
TOP 10 SCIENTIFIC ISSUES
The top 10 scientific issues of human society development 2021 were released at the third World Science and Technology Development Forum.
The issues included how to establish a nature-based circular economy to achieve sustainable production and consumption, so as to benefit both humankind and the earth, how to use data and information technologies to help control and mitigate global pandemics and how digital revolutions change the sustainable development model of human society.
Xinhua
9th November 2021, 12:49 GMT+11
BEIJING, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
MARS ORBITER
China’s Mars orbiter entered its remote-sensing orbit around Mars on Monday, starting the global remote-sensing exploration of the planet, the China National Space Administration said.
The seven scientific payloads aboard the Tianwen-1 orbiter will obtain scientific data relating to morphology and geological structure, surface material composition and soil type distribution, the atmospheric ionosphere and the space environment of Mars.
MECHANICAL ARM ON SPACE STATION
The extravehicular activities carried out by two Chinese astronauts from Sunday evening till early Monday morning will help expand the capabilities of the mechanical arm on the country’s space station, said the China Academy of Space Technology.
They performed a series of extravehicular tasks, including installing the dual-arm connector (the device linking the big and small mechanical arms) and the suspension device.
TOP 10 SCIENTIFIC ISSUES
The top 10 scientific issues of human society development 2021 were released at the third World Science and Technology Development Forum.
The issues included how to establish a nature-based circular economy to achieve sustainable production and consumption, so as to benefit both humankind and the earth, how to use data and information technologies to help control and mitigate global pandemics and how digital revolutions change the sustainable development model of human society.
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