China creates space weather center with Russia (national weather service)


SHANGHAI, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – China and Russia have established a space weather center in Beijing as part of global efforts to improve global systems for space weather centers, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA ).

The China-Russia Consortium (CRC) Space Weather Center will be operated by the CMA, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration and the Russian Federal Hydrometeorological and Environmental Monitoring Service, the National Meteorological Service said. Chinese in a statement.

Space weather is relevant to satellite operations, aviation safety and ground-based pipeline networks, the CMA said.

The center also aims to increase China’s international influence in aeronautical space weather services, the CMA added. It comes as China expands its space programs, having launched a crewed mission this year to build a space station. Read more

China has already built a preliminary framework for an operational space weather mechanism and is able to make both short-term and long-term weather forecasts, the CMA said.

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Reporting by Emily Chow and Wang Jing; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa

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