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Names of Chinese satellites
« on: 01/12/2010 10:09 PM »
One cannot be sure he knows Chinese spacecraft names well, that's for sure.

From the table published at the Chinese 9ifly forum, I found that:

(1) The other name for Shiyan weixing 1 (launched 18 Apr 2004) is Tansuo-1.
(2) The other name for Shiyan weixing 2 (launched 18 Nov 2004) is Qianshao-1.
(3) The other name for Shijian 7 (launched 06 Jul 2005) is Tansuo-2.
(4) The other name for Chuangxin-1 02 (launched 05 Nov 2008) is Tianxun-1 (天讯一号).
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2010 11:14 PM »

(4) The other name for Chuangxin-1 02 (launched 05 Nov 2008) is Tianxun-1 (天讯一号).


I supose this is the satellite that has been on our launch schedule for a while now waiting to be launched piggyback (Tian Xun Zhe-1 (Tian Xun-1))?
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #2 on: 01/13/2010 06:36 PM »
(4) The other name for Chuangxin-1 02 (launched 05 Nov 2008) is Tianxun-1 (天讯一号).
I supose this is the satellite that has been on our launch schedule for a while now waiting to be launched piggyback (Tian Xun Zhe-1 (Tian Xun-1))?

No, that one who is still awaiting launch has the same romanized spelling, but in Chinese it's name is 天巡者一号 or simply 天巡一号.
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #3 on: 05/11/2016 11:32 PM »
Following on from Igor's original posting, do we know whether the Qianshao-1 designator has been applied to the Shijian-11 series or whether that is a western assumption based upon the similarity of the orbits used for Shiyan  Weixing 2 and the Shijian-11 series?   

If Qianshao-1 does apply to Shijian-11 then perhaps it is rather like the Jianbing designators which we have seen for different groups of intelligence-gathering satellites.
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #4 on: 05/24/2016 01:14 PM »
Following on from Igor's original posting, do we know whether the Qianshao-1 designator has been applied to the Shijian-11 series or whether that is a western assumption based upon the similarity of the orbits used for Shiyan  Weixing 2 and the Shijian-11 series?   
It is not the case as it is now known for sure that the SJ-11 series are sigints with the 162A payload onboard.
Now I assume that Qianshao 2 was announced as Shiyan-5.
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2016 04:31 PM »
Have you managed to find any more alternative names for Chinese satellites, Igor?   I would expect that all of the Shiyan Weixing satellites would have them: maybe the Shijian satellites as well.

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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #6 on: 06/02/2016 06:28 PM »
Have you managed to find any more alternative names for Chinese satellites, Igor?   I would expect that all of the Shiyan Weixing satellites would have them: maybe the Shijian satellites as well.
Quite a little.
Qianshao-1 = Shiyan Weixing-2
Qianshao-2 = Shiyan-5
Tansuo-1 = Shiyan Weixing-1
Tansuo-2 = Shijian-7
Tansuo-3 = Chuangxin-3 (?)
Tansuo-4A = Shiyan-7 (?)
Tansuo-5 = Shijian-15 (?)
Tianxun-1 = Chuangxin-1
Yuzhong-1 = Shijian-8
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2016 05:22 PM »
I am hijacking this thread started by Igor to widen the discussion of Chinese satellite and launch vehicle names.

I am (hopefully!) attaching a Word listing (extrtacted from an Excel spreadsheet) of the Chinese satellite names and their translations into English.   I would appreciate feedback please - and can anyone fill in the English name gaps with I have?

Many thanks!

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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #8 on: 02/16/2017 10:00 AM »
Frankly, I tried twice to understand why I assumed SY-5 to be Qianshao 2 and I couldn't figure this out. I agree this is a bad choice for a Qianshao since this name from 2008 at least was assumed to belong to an early warning satellite. (Shijian 11 was thought to be such a system which is now obviously not true.)
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Re: Names of Chinese satellites
« Reply #9 on: 02/24/2017 04:31 PM »
@Phillip: How about adding "HY  Huoyan  Fire cam"  to the list?


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