(100 great changes) Chinese researchers conduct 'Earth Summit Mission'

2022-12-18 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

On May 4, 2022, thirteen Chinese researchers reached the top of Mount Qomolangma, carrying out the "Earth Summit Mission." High-precision radar was used to measure the thickness of snow and ice on the summit for the first time.

Chinese people's quest for Mount Qomolangma could be traced back to 1960, when three Chinese mountaineers, whose average age was 24, accomplished the task of conquering the world's highest peak from the challenging northern slope for the first time in human history.

In 1975, nine Chinese mountaineers reached the summit of Mount Qomolangma again. In this expedition, the summit's altitude was measured as 8848.13 meters, a truly remarkable height.

In 2008, the Olympic flame made its first trip to Mount Qomolangma, as 19 Chinese mountaineers brought the Beijing Olympic torch to the top of the world.

In the past decade, the purpose of the expeditions has been transformed from conquering the mountain to exploring it, with scientists conducting researches on the summit.

On April 30, 2020, the world's highest 5G base station started operating at the 6500-meter-high advanced camp of Mount Qomolangma, covering the peak with 5G network for the first time. In the same year, to measure the geodetic height of the mountain more precisely, China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System was also applied here.

In addition, China completed the first high-precision gravity survey for the mountain. With state-of-the-art techniques, the distance from the peak to the global mean sea level has been measured as 8848.86 meters.

On the "roof of the world," Chinese scientists are committed to conducting researches and protecting the region, to learn more about the origin and development of the earth.

General Producers: Yu Lan   Hu Fang

Producer: Wu Qingcai

Executive Producer: Zeng Nai

General Directors: Chen Xingang  Wang Kai

Chief Editors: Cao Hangyu Ma Xueling

General Coordinators: Zhao Anyuan  Ren Shuai  Zhu Na

Translator: Li Aike

Screenwriter: Chang Nengjia

English Reviewers : Jiang Lu  Zhou Jing

Voice Actor: Chen Zhongrui

Publicity Directors: Wang Shanshan  Fang Min  Zhou Jing


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