http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-07/20/c_132557420.htmfor the English version of the story.So what happened to Chuangxin-2, Shiyan-5 and 6, and SJ-13/14?"A Long March-4C carrier rocket carring three satellites for scientific experiments blasts off from the launch pad in the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, July 20, 2013. China successfully launched three satellites for scientific experiments, namely the Chuangxin-3, Shiyan-7 and Shijian-15, into space at 7:37 a.m. Saturday. The three satellites will be used mainly for conducting scientific experiments on space maintenance technologies"
Quote from: Chris Bergin on 07/20/2013 01:18 AMRui's article!http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/07/china-secretly-long-march-4c-three-sats/This launch was from TSLC (Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center), why were there so many paragraphs about JSLC (Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center), like shown below
Looks like one of the three (SJ-15?) is the long awaited "Chinese robotic arm test satellite" that has been planned for some time (maybe they are trying to put one on TG-2?), while another (SY-7?) will look for orbital debris (and maybe NEOs?).I guess CX-3 is built by the Chinese Academy of Sciences again....
Has anyone seen a launch video on CCTV?Thanks !
A short news report on the launch: http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C10616/309f9285620f4fdba3c7e82edf964e7b