國泰航空公司Cathay PacificThis year on the year 2023中秋節 Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the Friday 29th September 2023 in which also it known as the Moon Festival which is adjacent to China’s National Day on October 1st. An 8-day public holiday in which is a Public National Holiday of eight days enjoyed from September 29th to October 6th….. The Chinese –Asian community festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Similar holidays are celebrated in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other countries in East and Southeast Asia
Mooncakes Symbolize Family Reunion
In Chinese culture, roundness symbolizes completeness and togetherness. A full moon symbolizes prosperity and reunion for the whole family. Round mooncakes complement the harvest moon in the night sky at the Mid-Autumn Festival
A mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). The festival is primarily about the harvest while a legend connects it to moon watching, and mooncakes are regarded as a delicacy.
Is it good luck to eat mooncakes?
The mooncakes are the sweet and round delicacies associated with the feast: thought to bring good luck and prosperity, they are usually given as a present to their loved ones and served with tea
Put all the good things and blessings in the square gift box, and let the warmth of reunion be condensed in the small mooncake~ As the Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, Cathay has specially prepared a mixed mini mooncake gift box for everyone. I hope this Holiday blessings can accompany the moonlight, travel across thousands of mountains and rivers, and reach you.
The carefully crafted limited edition mooncake gift box brings you a double enjoyment of sight and taste! The design is inspired by aircraft portholes, with unique ingenuity and simplicity. There are three classic Hong Kong-style mooncakes with egg yolk and white lotus paste, red bean paste, and custard. Each one uses a low-oil and low-fat formula, taking into accounts both deliciousness and health. Whether you are rushing to a reunion and enjoying the happiness of family gathering together; Or set sail for the stars and explore the unknown world together. As always, Cathay Pacific will accompany you every step of the way also the design are from Cathay international iconic elements!
中国空间站 On the 7th June 2023CNSA –China National Space Administrationat the Grounds of the Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China, at Hong Kong SAR Government house in Central the 李家超 John Lee Ka-chiu-Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region China, People’s Republic of China. Held a hosting meeting with the Hong Kong SAR Civilian Takionaut selection of the Role of Payload Specialist candidates.. His meeting is described as Meeting with payload expert- Specialists candidates…… as李家超 John Lee Ka-chiu-Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Quote below..
[Hong Kong SAR candidates have entered the selection stage of the national manned space engineering payload expert- Specialist]
Sun Dong, director of the Hong Kong Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau, said on September 20th 2023 that more than one Hong Kong SAR candidate has entered the national manned space engineering payload expert selection stage. The country, China, People’s Republic of China. will send personnel to Hong Kong in early October to learn more about the candidates. Expect good news to be announced within this year.
After the SAR government selects candidates and recommends them to the country, more than one candidate from Hong Kong enters the final selection stage after primary and secondary elections. The candidates include both men and women. “I think we have achieved good results.
IT House reported on September 20 that my country launched the fourth batch of preliminary Takionaut selection last year, selecting payload experts in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time .
According to Hong Kong News Network, Hong Kong Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry Sun Dong said today (20th) that there are currently more than one candidate from Hong Kong who went to Beijing to participate in the “re-selection” of load experts for the national manned space project earlier . Entering the third stage of “selection”, there are men and women .
Sun Dong revealed that the country will send personnel to Hong Kong in October to learn more about the candidates, and he looks forward to good news this year.
IT Home inquired and learned that a total of 12 to 14 reserve Takionaut were selected this time, including 7 to 8 space pilots, 5 to 6 aerospace flight engineers and payload experts, including about 2 payload experts.
Aerospace pilots are selected from active pilots in the army, navy and air force, aerospace flight engineers are selected from scientific research and engineering technicians engaged in aerospace engineering and related fields, and payload experts are selected from scientific researchers engaged in space scientific research and application-related fields.
In May this year, my country’s space station welcomed the first payload expert into space—Gui Haichao. Gui Haichao is a professor at Beihang University . He is mainly responsible for the on-orbit operation of space science experimental payloads. He has professional training in science, aerospace engineering and other fields and has rich operational experience. He was selected as the Shenzhou 16 flight crew.
According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, at 16:46 on September 11, 2023, Beijing time, the Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft, which has completed all scheduled tasks, successfully re-entered the atmosphere. Evacuate the space station assembly and transition to independent flight. It will re-enter the atmosphere in a controlled manner on September 12 as planned. Most of the components of the cargo spacecraft will be ablated and destroyed during the re-entry process, and a small amount of debris will fall into the South Pacific for a predetermined safety. sea area.
The Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft was launched into orbit at the Wenchang Space Launch Site on November 12, 2022, carrying consumables, propellants, and application materials for the three Shenzhou-15 astronauts to stay in orbit for six months (test ) experimental equipment and other materials, carrying a number of space application projects such as the “Macau Student Science Satellite No. 1” cube satellite, space hydrogen and oxygen fuel cells, and space high-energy particle detection payloads. During its in-orbit flight, the Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft evacuated the space station assembly on May 5, 2023. After flying independently for 33 days, it rendezvous and docked with the space station assembly again and continued to carry out relevant space technology experiments.
[ On 6th June 2023, The CNSA –China National Space Administration Takionaut Crew of the Shenzhou 16 0310 Hours Hong Kong SAR-Beijing Time, ] Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft completed rendezvous and docking with the space station assembly again 天舟五号According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, the space station assembly has been evacuated in the early stage and has been flying independently in orbit for 33 days The Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft completed rendezvous and docking with the space station assembly at 3:10 on June 6, 2023, Beijing time. At present, the space station complex is in good condition, and various tasks will be carried out as planned.
Beijing Zhongke Aerospace Exploration Technology Co., Ltd. is the first domestic aerospace enterprise with mixed ownership, and it is also the target enterprise that Oriental Aerospace Port focuses on introducing. Relying on the scientific research strength and resource advantages of the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Aerospace Flight Technology Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Aerospace Science and Technology has been committed to the research and development and integration of space technology and aerospace vehicles as a platform for the transformation of major national scientific research projects, as well as the transformation and provision of technological achievements. Aerospace launch service. The Lijian-1 rocket project also adds a brand-new name card to the Oriental Space Port, which will surely promote the construction of the Oriental Space Port to take a solid step forward.
Holding the torch of science and casting the heavy arrow of a great country | the ability of final assembly testing has been further improved! Lijian-1 Yaosan carrier rocket has completed the final assembly at the China Science and Technology Aerospace Industrialization Base and has entered the testing stage…
On August 19th 2023, the Lijian-1 Yao-3 launch vehicle successfully completed the final assembly work as planned at the China Aerospace Industrialization Base. During this period, each final assembly link achieved the “three noes”: no accidents, no hidden dangers, and no redundant objects. At present, the test conditions have been met, and the factory test is in progress. It is planned to leave the factory in October and carry out the third launch mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Lijian-1 launch vehicle successfully launched twice in a row, successfully sending a total of 32 satellites into predetermined orbits. The total weight of the satellites was nearly 2 tons, further promoting a new chapter in the flight launch of China’s commercial launch vehicles. Based on the accumulated practical experience of previous multi-engine missions, the China Aerospace General Assembly team has continuously improved the technical details. Based on the pulsating production line of the industrial base, it has optimized the entire assembly production process, applied automatic intelligent tooling equipment, and strengthened personnel organization and management. etc., shortening the final assembly cycle of Lijian-1 Yaosan launch vehicle to 30 days .
In order to meet the refined design requirements and production needs of the rocket assembly process, Zhongke Aerospace technicians independently designed a variety of tooling products to assist in the final assembly , which can be used to improve measurement accuracy, simplify operation difficulty, and improve product reliability. For example, due to the existence of the rotating shaft, the zero position measurement of the servo system is difficult to locate and read with ordinary vernier calipers or steel rulers. In order to solve this problem, technicians designed special tooling according to actual needs, which effectively solved the difficulty of positioning and inaccurate readings. problem, greatly improving the accuracy and efficiency of measurement.
It is worth mentioning that, in order to improve the level of product launch services, the factory test project of the Lijian-1 Yaosan launch vehicle adopted a de-mission design , subverting the traditional process of waiting for the launch mission to be confirmed before carrying out test design, making the rocket production And the test cycle is greatly shortened, and the process is greatly simplified.
Zhongke Aerospace Technology Industrialization Base – a world-class serial launch vehicle production base built by Zhongke Aerospace. It is located in Nansha, the only sub-center of Guangzhou. It is mainly used for the development, production, and development of a series of solid and liquid launch vehicles. Testing, final assembly and testing have formed a complete manufacturing service system, marking the official entry into the stage of mass production, large-scale operation and serial development. The base has the final assembly and testing capabilities to produce 30 launch vehicles per year, the manufacturing and assembly capabilities of electronic equipment, and the production capabilities of launch vehicle structural compartments and storage tanks . At present, a semi-physical simulation laboratory, a comprehensive laboratory, etc. have been built, and have the capabilities of semi-physical simulation test and comprehensive test .
Zhongke Aerospace is the first commercial aerospace enterprise in China to develop medium and large-scale launch vehicles . With innovative, advanced, and efficient design ideas, it develops innovative, advanced, and economical launch vehicles. It is capable of undertaking low-orbit satellite constellation construction and space station cargo transportation. Ability. The Lijian-1 carrier rocket has a series of outstanding advantages such as large carrying capacity, high orbital accuracy, high inherent reliability, fast response, high launch efficiency, low support requirements, low launch cost, flexible and convenient use, and good environmental adaptability. , is a medium-sized launch vehicle with core competitiveness in the current commercial rocket launch market, and can provide high-quality, low-cost, and fast-response customized launch services for domestic and foreign satellite users .
On July – August 2023國泰航空公司Cathay Pacific Every small travel must-have contains a story of a certain period of time, and we can’t wait to continue the wonderful story with you and fly around the world with you.
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