China’s deep space exploration laboratory, is recruiting top talents from around the world, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday.
China’s deep space exploration laboratory, which started operation in June this year, is recruiting top talents from around the world, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday. Nearly 100 posts are available for strategic scientists, backbone talents, and young talents from home and abroad.
Co-established by the CNSA, Anhui province, and the University of Science and Technology of China, the laboratory is headquartered in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui, and has a branch in Beijing. Since its establishment, the laboratory has conducted science and technology research focusing on major national projects in space exploration.
The laboratory aims to promote the long-term development of deep space exploration regarding the moon, planets, asteroids, and the edge of the solar system.
Zhang Kejian, head of the CNSA, said earlier that efforts should be made to build a new pattern of global and domestic cooperation, create an international innovation platform, and expand China’s space exploration partners.
Deep space exploration is the branch of astronomy, astronautics and space technology that is involved with exploring the distant regions of outer space. However, there is little consensus on the meaning of “distant” regions. In some contexts, it is used to refer to interstellar space.
The International Telecommunication Union defines “deep space” to start at a distance of 2 million km (approximately 0.01 AU) from the Earth’s surface. NASA’s Deep Space Network has variously used criteria of 16,000 to 32,000 km from Earth. Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights (deep-space astronautics) and by robotic spacecraft.
The space program of the People’s Republic of China is directed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). China’s space program has overseen the development and launch of ballistic missiles, thousands of artificial satellites, manned spaceflight, an indigenous space station, and has stated plans to explore the Moon, Mars, and the broader Solar System.
Originally published at China Daily