Yinhe Aerospace expects to launch my country's first flexible solar-wing flat-panel stacked satellite by the end of JulyFrom July 12th to 13th, the Ninth China (International) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum was held in Wuhan, Hubei. The reporter learned from the forum that Yinhe Aerospace is expected to launch a new generation of stackable flat-panel satellites at the end of July - Yinhe Aerospace Lingxi 03, which will be my country's first flat-panel stacked satellite using flexible solar wings for a new generation of broadband communication satellites Technology in-orbit verification.Flat-panel satellites, as the name suggests, are satellites shaped like a metal plate. The shape is quite different from common cube satellites and spherical satellites. The main feature is a flat shape, similar to a large laptop. Yinhe Aerospace Lingxi 03 star adopts this flat and open configuration, adopts industrial integrated molding technology and hollow load-bearing structure, this type of configuration is conducive to mass production, shortens manufacturing time, improves production efficiency, and reduces costs.In the future, multiple flat-panel satellites can be neatly stacked layer by layer inside the rocket fairing, greatly utilizing the space inside the fairing and improving launch efficiency.Zhang Shijie, Chief Scientist of Yinhe Aerospace, said that in recent years, the satellite Internet represented by the low-orbit giant broadband communication constellation has gradually emerged because of its advantages such as full coverage, high bandwidth, low delay, and low cost, and satellite communication is not affected by the geographical environment. , is becoming a new solution to global network coverage.Zhang Shijie pointed out that with the accelerated promotion of satellite Internet applications, the satellite Internet will accelerate the deep integration and complementarity with the terrestrial 5G network, provide support for the ubiquitous network demand of the Internet of Everything in the 6G era, and effectively solve the Internet problems of users in remote areas, oceans, and aviation. The service issue is an important support for promoting the development of the digital economy and accelerating the construction of a space-ground integrated network.He said that the current low-orbit mega-constellation presents a development trend of low-orbit, ultra-large-scale, and low-cost, and they are interconnected and mutually promoted, bringing satellite industrial mass production and manufacturing, low-cost satellite life cycle, popularization of satellite application services, satellite Industrial transformation in the four directions of the new form of operation model.Zhang Shijie believes that in the future, as more types of satellites are launched into orbit, satellite applications such as direct connection of mobile phones to satellites and integration with industrial fields will continue to enrich, integrating the functions of communication, computing, perception, etc. A modernized network will push human society into the 6G era of global ubiquitous intelligent coverage.
Where does the launch date come from?
Quote from: Satori on 07/12/2023 03:16 pmWhere does the launch date come from?Seems to be a projection based on a "3 days, 2 nights" tour to XSLC that starts on the 25th this month (picture 1).Probably of general reference value only.
Quote from: Galactic Penguin SST on 07/12/2023 03:30 pmQuote from: Satori on 07/12/2023 03:16 pmWhere does the launch date come from?Seems to be a projection based on a "3 days, 2 nights" tour to XSLC that starts on the 25th this month (picture 1).Probably of general reference value only.Thank you.@mikezang we already asked not to create threads based on travel agencies information about possible launches. These are seen as pure speculation and will be deleted in the future.Thank you!
The payload might be Liangxi spaceship.
Quote from: mikezang on 07/23/2023 01:36 pmThe payload might be Liangxi spaceship.Doubtful IMHO given the almost completely the same drop zone location as the December 14, 2022 UTC launch you posted in the NOTAMs thread, plus the almost-same-length ~20 minutes notice as that one. YG-36 Group 05 seems a far more likely payload candidate - but I’ll definitely not bet on that too!
With all due respect, there is already a thread about the Liangxi spacecraft:https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=58783.0
🚀 Long March 2D Y81 launched Yaogan-36 (a group of 3 satellites?) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at ~20:02UTC on July 26. This is the 150th consecutive successful launch of a Long March rocket
中国航天科技集团China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation7月27日4时02分，长二丁成功发射遥感三十六号卫星At 4:02 on July 27, CZ-2D successfully launched the Remote Sensing 36 Satellite 长征二号丁运载火箭在西昌卫星发射中心点火起飞，随后成功将遥感三十六号卫星送入预定轨道。本次发射是长征系列运载火箭第480次发射，至此长征系列运载火箭创下了连续150次发射成功的纪录。当天适逢中国人民志愿军抗美援朝胜利70周年纪念日，中国航天用“成功”纪念这一伟大胜利。（陈昊杰）The Long March 2D carrier rocket ignited and took off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, and then successfully sent the Remote Sensing 36 Satellite into the predetermined orbit. This launch is the 480th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles. So far, the Long March series of launch vehicles has set a record of 150 consecutive successful launches. That day coincided with the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's Volunteers in resisting U.S. aggression and aiding Korea, and China Aerospace used "success" to commemorate this great victory. (Chen Haojie)
The mission patch design appears to start a new puzzle 🧩
Closer view of Long March 2D Y81 lifting off from Xichang. It's confirmed there were 3 Yaogan-36 on this launch