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WEEKLY REVIEW (Mar. 9-15)

Source: 科技日报 | 2023-03-16 09:34:21 | Author: 卢子建


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Tianzhou-6 to Launch in May

The cargo craft Tianzhou-6 has been transported to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province and will be launched in May, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on March 12. The crew members for the two manned missions Shenzhou-16 and Shenzhou-17 have also been selected and are now undergoing training.

Fendouzhe Completes First Manned Deep-sea Research near Oceania

Carrying the deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe, China's scientific research ship Tansuo-1 returned to Sanya, Hainan province, on March 11, after completing the first international manned deep-diving scientific research mission in waters near Oceania.

Tianhui-6 Twin Satellites Successfully Sent into Space

China successfully launched Tianhui-6 twin satellites, Tianhui-6 A and Tianhui-6 B, on March 10 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, and later entered the planned orbit. The satellites will be used for geographic mapping, land resource survey, scientific experiments and other missions.

Asia's Deepest Horizontal Well Drilled in Tarim Oilfield

China completed drilling a well at a depth of 9,396 meters in Tarim Oilfield, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, making it the deepest horizontal well in Asia. This marked the Tarim Oilfield entering a new phase of oil and gas exploration at a depth of 9,000 meters.

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U. S. Curbs on AI Models Threaten AI Progress

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