Chinese Gigantic Lightning

Chinese Science Bulletin magazine published an article regarding the observation of lightning over the China. This huge lightning appeared in the upper atmosphere in Chinese district Shandong in 2010. The scientists installed the camera with infrared channel, which direction in real time was corrected by the WWLLN (International system of monitoring of electric activity). The scientists succeeded to record the lightning by using this camera. According to researchers, the upper bound of the lightning reached 89 kilometers over the earth, and bottom was at the level of 52 kilometers. Scientists estimated its energy at some million mega joules.

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iphone mini

iPhone Mini Could Triple Apple’s Chinese Marketshare

Apple will unveil iPhone mini this summer in China which has low price (approximately 330$),According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty iPhone mini would add 20 percent to the current 10 percent of the Chinese market share of iPhone 5. In China the prices of smartphone started to stabilize, and it will open a big market for such a phone. A China consumer buys the iPhone through China Unicom and China Telecom. Apple tried to come to an agreement with China Mobile, but there were some difficulties. At the same time, according to analysts, the China Mobile is the best contributor for iPhone in China market. The lowest price of iPhone mini will be one of the factor to cover this difficulties.

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Shenzhou 9 Rocket

China To Launch Its Manned Spacecraft in June

According to state media reports and the country’s human spaceflight agency China will launch its manned mission to an orbiting space laboratory in mid-June. A Long March 2F rocket will launch three astronauts aboard a Shenzhou 9 capsule for China’s first manned space docking at the mini-space station Tiangong-1. The space lab module has been circling Earth unmanned since its launch last year. China’s Shenzhou 9 mission will mark the fourth human spaceflight for the country, which has been making steady advances since the launch of Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei in 2003 on Shenzhou 5, the country’s first human spaceflight.

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Chinasat 2A

China New Communications Satellite Chinasat

A Long March 3B rocket lifted off Saturday (May 26, 2012) and successfully deployed a Chinese military communications satellite bound for an orbit over the equator. The 185-foot-tall launch vehicle, weighing about one million pounds, blasted off at 1556 GMT (11:56 a.m. EDT) Saturday (May 26, 2012) from the Xichang space center in southwest China’s Sichuan province. Launch was at 11:56 p.m. Beijing time. The Long March 3B/E rocket flew with an enhanced first stage and liquid-fueled boosters.

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