. 24/7 Space News .
Sino-Russian center for space weather monitoring operational
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Nov 18, 2021

stock illustration only

A space weather center set up by China and Russia began operating on Tuesday to provide services for aviation operators around the world.

The China-Russia Consortium Global Space Weather Center monitors space weather events including solar activities and releases advisories for aviation operators, said Zhang Xiaoxin, director of the National Satellite Meteorological Center's space weather department.

"Space weather can affect aviation flight safety, aviation communication, positioning and the effectiveness of avionics," he said.

Solar activities including solar flares-explosive events that release energy from the sun's surface-disrupt the functions of infrastructure by altering the Earth's magnetic field and ionosphere.

"Moreover, unfavorable weather can result in radiation more than 10 times the amount flight passengers and staff members would receive on Earth and affect their health," Zhang said.

The China Meteorological Administration, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and their counterparts in Russia jointly operate the center, with offices in Beijing and Moscow.

In China, the CMA monitors and forecasts space weather and researches related technologies.

"China has set up the main framework for a national space weather operation system that combines satellites and ground monitoring networks," Zhang said.

In September, China's Fengyun 3E weather satellite captured its first test pictures of the sun, offering improved assistance in predicting solar activities and their impact on Earth and space weather.

The CAAC provides space weather services for global aviation users, including making advisory products, surveying global users' demands and responding to users' queries.

Last year, the International Civil Aviation Organization, a United Nations agency that serves as a coordination platform in civil aviation, approved the two countries jointly building the center, the fourth global space weather center.

The other three are run by an Australian, Canadian, French and Japanese consortium; a European consortium; and the United States.

Yu Rucong, CMA's deputy head, said it is hoped that the two sides will cooperate further in data sharing, product integration and forecast verification to provide more accurate space weather services for global civil aviation users.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

Related Links
Space News
Solar Science News at SpaceDaily

Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly

paypal only
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

Space dust presents opportunities, challenges as Parker Solar Probe speeds towards Sun
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 18, 2021
Propelled by a recent swing past Venus, NASA's Parker Solar Probe is healthy and performing normally as it heads toward its next closest approach to the Sun on Nov. 21. Parker Solar Probe will break its own distance and speed records on that approach - the 10th of 24 planned, progressively closer trips around the Sun - when it comes about 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers) from the Sun's surface, while reaching top speeds of 101 miles (163 kilometers) per second, or 364,621 miles per hour. ... read more

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Crew operations aboard Space Station return to normal

Moonshot: Japan recruits first new astronauts in 13 years

First all-private space station mission to include two dozen experiments

NASA receives 11th consecutive clean financial audit opinion

Rocket Lab launches 107th satellite; Tests helicopter recovery operations

Latest Vega launch paves way for Vega-C

Pangea Aerospace hot fire tests the first MethaLox aerospike engine in the world

PLD Space exhibits the first privately-developed Spanish rocket

NASA's Perseverance captures challenging flight by Mars Helicopter

Curiosity continues to dine on Zechstein drill fines

Twin of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover begins terrain tests

Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils

Chinese astronauts' EVAs to help extend mechanical arm

Astronaut becomes first Chinese woman to spacewalk

Shenzhou XIII crew ready for first spacewalk

Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

Bezos' Blue Origin hires lobbyist after 'Space Tax' proposed

Groundbreaking Iridium Certus 100 Service Launches with Partner Products for Land, Sea, Air and Industrial IoT

European software-defined satellite starts service

iRocket And Turion Space ink agreement for 10 launches to low earth orbit

Teledyne e2v HiRel offers new radiation dosimeters for space applications

Celestia STS introduces new approach to spacecraft test and simulation

Stanford researchers are using AI to create better VR experiences

Russian MoD: US Perfectly Aware Fragments of Downed Satellite Pose No Threat to Space Activities

"Alien" invasions and the need for planetary biosecurity

The worlds next door: Looking for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

Alien organisms - hitchhikers of the galaxy

Discovering exoplanets using artificial intelligence

Science results offer first 3D view of Jupiter's atmosphere

Juno peers deep into Jupiter's colorful belts and zones

Scientists find strange black 'superionic ice' that could exist inside other planets

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is deeper than thought, shaped like lens

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.