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With tremendous support and coordination of the Macao S.A.R. Government, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R. and the China National Space Administration, State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences, Macau University of Science and Technology and organizations from China and abroad joined forces to develop Macao’s First Satellite Project and its relevant scientific research.
Macao’s First Scientific Satellite is expected to have the manufacturing and testing work of the satellite completed by the end of 2019, and to have the satellite launched to the space in 2020.
For the purpose of enabling the general public to share the delight of Macao’s scientific development, and helping raise the communities’ awareness of Macao’s scientific endeavors, the project team is holding a “Naming Contest for Macao’s First Scientific Satellite Project”, offering members of the public opportunities to name Macao’s first scientific satellite.
The Macao’s First Scientific Satellite Project will launch the world’s first and only scientific exploration satellite so far placed in a near-equatorial orbit to monitor the geomagnetic field and space environment of the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA), which is near the equator. The project is expected to yield world-leading research outcomes and tremendous social benefits in basic and applied research areas such as thermoremanent magnetization of geological rocks, geodynamo, nuclear magnetic fluid dynamics, geomagnetic reversal, geological core-mantle interactions, geomagnetic evolution data integration forecast, and spacecraft space operation safety.
The Project is inspired to make contributions for the progress of human sciences, help foster Macao as an international center for future research on the mankind living environment, grow Macao to become an appealing platform that draws international high-end talents in basic sciences, and help materialize the science education and popularization work for Macao youths. It will help elevate Macao’s science and technology impact in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and construct model “bright spots” for substantial science and technology cooperation between Macao and the Mainland.
As a token of celebration for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Project not only demonstrates Macao’s efforts in seeking diverse development, but also affords great opportunities for Macao to integrate into the future endeavors of the significant national space exploration strategies. To celebrate the success of the Project, we hereby invite everyone in the community to participate in the event to contribute your creativity!