Roberto Battiston, president of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Italy’s national space research development, has visited Beijing in mid-November for the China-Italy Innovation Forum to renew and strengthen its bilateral relations with Asian superpower China.

According to Battiston, one of the main goals of the visit is to ensure the continuance of its space-building partnership with the China National Space Administration.

“Our collaboration in space is definitely one of the key factors in opening a new era in Italian-Chinese bilateral relations,” Battiston said.

Battiston was also accompanied by other high officials from Italy’s space and education segment.

During his talk at the conference, Battiston highlighted the importance of globalization in space and partnering with competent nations to become part of the progresses in the sector.

“The Space Station is the perfect example of being both competitive and collaborative. It has been welcoming astronauts from different nations, which are often in competition with each other on Earth, for the last 15 years. But up there, 400 kilometers away from Earth, moving at a speed of approximately 28,000 km/h, the spirit of collaboration has never failed. It can’t fail,” Battiston said.


The event was held from November 16 to 20 in Beijing, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Shanghai. It saw the convergence of both the countries’ space and education administrations.

The four-day visit in China includes several bilateral meetings, public events, and other official commitments attended by both countries’ science and education officials, as well as revered personages from the academe. Among the first events was ASI’s meeting with Professor Nan Zhang from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).

Considered as the highlight of the event was the joint workshop held at the Beijing Geophysics University where Italian and Chinese universities and research centers are working hand-in hand to build a 3D map of the moon, as well as the private conference between ASI and the China Manned Space Engineering (CMSA).


Shaking the astronomy world is a revolutionary work from Italian-American Dr. Ruggero Maria Santilli, a revered mathematician and currently a lead scientist at tech innovator firm Thunder Energies Corporation (OTCQB: TNRG). His company’s latest invention is the Santilli Telescope, the first and only optical instrument on the global market that could detect and record antimatter particles and galaxies.

The telescope is now available across the globe through distributorship. Santilli said that ever since the optical machine made headlines, tech firms, research facilities, and astronomical groups have been calling the company to express their interest in it.

“Now, a lot of them are coming to us asking to build our telescopes,” he revealed, emphasizing that this is an achievement for the company as the telescope is intended to cater not only to professionals but also to everyone who has interest in space exploration and antimatter studies.


The company’s increasing popularity among inventors, astronomers, and even science professors has rekindled interest in the company’s other groundbreaking products such as its nuclear instruments and fossil fuel combustion technology.

The commercialization of the Santilli telescope is expected to change a large fraction of published books on antimatter studies and universe infancy, as it is the first time in history that antimatters’ existence has been proven outside Paul Dirac’s Nobel-winning antimatter equation.Agenzia Spaziale Italiana