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Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 21:49
9 experiments accepted aboard China Space Station
By Xinhua
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 21:49 By Xinhua

China's Tiangong 2 space lab is launched on a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert, in China's Gansu province, on Sept 15, 2016. (XINHUA)

VIENNA - Nine scientific experiments from across the world were accepted to be conducted aboard the upcoming China Space Station, with six fully and three conditionally accepted, the United Nations and China announced in Vienna on Wednesday.  

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The nine experiments involve 23 entities from 17 countries, emerging from 42 proposals out of 27 countries

The nine experiments involve 23 entities from 17 countries, emerging from 42 proposals out of 27 countries, and represent diverse and strong interests to fly with the China Space Station, expected to be operational around 2022. 

The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will invite the second batch of scientific experiment proposals aboard China Space Station at an appropriate time, a Chinese official said.

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The selected experiments come from both developed and developing countries such as France, Germany, Japan as well as Kenya and Peru, and touch on a range of scientific subjects including earth observation, solar cells and space life sciences and biotechnology.  

Hao Chun, Director General of the CMSA, said the agency will support the nine selected experiments.


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