China’s Y-20 aircraft to finish test flights in 2016
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China's large transportation aircraft, Y-20, will finish test flights in 2016 and be delivered in bulk to the PLA before the end of this year, according to CCTV reports.
In addition, as part of the country's space lab program, China will launch the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft this year, which will carry two astronauts into space and dock with the Tiangong-2.
Tiangong-2 will conduct 14 experimental projects covering nine different scientific areas, making it the manned spacecraft with the most on-board tasks and representing a major change in China's manned spaceflight.
Over the past five years, China's nuclear power expertise saw rapid progress. In addition to generating power through clean energy, there are even new methods for overcoming cancer.
Zhou Yongmao, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said that the world's smallest practical nuclear reactor has been transformed into a neutron irradiator, which is already being used in hospitals. The irradiator does not damage skin, but it can kill cancer cells. At present, the neutron irradiator has helped to cure several patients who suffered from malignant melanomas. This technology will be expanded during the 13th Five-Year Plan.
Other forthcoming plans include the maiden flight of China's first domestically produced large aircraft, C919, the first test flight of the new generation of carrier rockets, Long March VII and Long March V, and the completion of the world's largest radio telescope, FAST.
- Editor:Albert | Source: Ecns.cn
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