After being in display at the National Museum POALR FMS has been in display for a while at Beijing science museum.
According to the plan, the Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory has completed all the expansion tests and will opportunistic deorbit and reentry the atmosphere on Beijing time July 19, 2019. A small amount of residual load will fall into the scheduled safe waters of the south Pacific Ocean (160 to 90 degrees West, 30 to 45 degrees South).
We just received a letter from UN Office for Outer Space Affairs saying:
I am pleased to inform you and your team that, after a thorough review and comprehensive selection process, your proposal, titled “POLAR-2: Gamma-Ray Burst Polarimetry on the China Space Station”, in response to the first Announcement of Opportunity inviting space experiments on board the China Space Station (CSS) under the United Nations/China Cooperation on the Utilization of the CSS initiative, has been selected for implementation.
In 2019 we have published several papers:
- a paper on the cosntruction of the detector
- Calibration papers
The POLAR collaboration had a 3 days workshop to review the first results of POLAR and speak about the future.
September 15 2016 at 14:04 UTC.
First declassified image of Tiangong2 (天:tian 宫:gong 二号:2nd), we can see POLAR bolted on top of the second Chinese space station. POLAR Flight Model has just passed all the combined qualification test with Tiangong 2. POLAR is now ready for a flight in September 2016.