Author Topic: Aiji-2 & Xingchi-1 02A/B - CZ-2C - Jiuquan - December 4, 2023 (04:10 UTC)  (Read 7621 times)

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中国援埃及二号卫星项目初样星交付
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The first prototype of the China-aided Egypt-2 satellite project was delivered

CCTV news client reported that in recent years, China and Egypt have continued to deepen cooperation in the field of aerospace technology. In September 2019, China and Egypt announced the official launch of the China-aided Egypt-2 satellite project. On June 25, the delivery ceremony of the first sample of my country-aided Egypt-2 satellite project was held at the Egyptian Space Agency.

In March 2023, the 2 prototype satellites and 1 positive prototype developed by the project arrived in Egypt, and the on-site satellite assembly and testing work was carried out in the Egypt Satellite Assembly and Integration Test Center for nearly 3 months. With the joint efforts of the China-Egypt joint team, the two prototype stars have met the technical conditions for delivery to Egypt.

Headquarters reporter Lu Junhong: Behind me are the two initial prototype satellites of the Egypt-2 satellite delivered to Egypt this time. The one on the right is an electrical star, which is used for satellite electrical performance index testing. The one on the left It is a mechanical thermal control star, which is used to verify the mechanical and thermal characteristics of the satellite. Designers conduct various tests on the prototype satellites to determine the technical status of the prototype satellites.

Cui Yufu, chief designer and commander-in-chief of the Egyptian No. 2 satellite project aided by Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd. of the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group: Through the development of two initial prototype satellites, electrical satellites, and mechanical thermal control satellites, especially these work are in Egypt. The final assembly test hall is completed, and we can see that the Egyptian final assembly system, test system and large-scale experimental system including mechanical system and thermal experimental system have been fully verified. It should be said that the development of Egypt's aerospace industry in the future has the conditions for hard power.

According to the plan, the positive star will be shipped back to China and will be launched in China in the second half of this year. After about 3 months of on-orbit testing after the launch of the positive sample star, the on-orbit delivery will be completed.

Rania, Minister of International Cooperation of Egypt: Thank you for all the help China has provided to the Egyptian Space Agency. All the advanced technologies and equipment we have seen here today (25th) are not only important to Egypt, The same is true for Africa as a whole.

Egypt is the first country in China to deliver an international satellite cooperation project abroad, and the first country to implement and complete a large-scale overseas test of a full-star satellite. After the project is completed, Egypt will become the first African country with complete satellite assembly and integration testing capabilities.

Liao Liqiang, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt: Today (25th) China-Egypt space cooperation has achieved milestone results, and it is also a symbolic achievement of China-Egypt cooperation in the construction of the "Belt and Road". It is believed that under the guidance of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Egypt, the cooperation between our two countries in the aerospace field will achieve greater results, benefiting the people of Egypt and Africa.
The payloads Aiji-2(埃及二号)will be launched in China in the second half of this year.
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https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/t/chinas-space-program-thread-ii.9003/page-199#post-995646

A satellite jointly developed by China and Egypt, called Egypt-2 (埃及二号), is undergoing final assembly at the Egyptian Satellite Assembly Integration Test Center (AITC) located in New Cairo, Egypt...

An update: the final assembly and testing have been completed. Two Egypt-2 satellites have been formally handed over.

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https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1673934058022379520

CASC has completed the assembly & testing of MisrSat-2 (EgyptSat-2) at the Chinese-built AIT in Egypt. This 350-kg remote sensing sat will be transported back to China for launch in October.
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重磅消息!椭圆时空星池一号第二组A/B星出征
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Breaking news! The second group of A/B stars of Elliptical Spacetime Star Pool No. 1 goes out

The second set of A/B stars of Xingchi-1 will be launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the near future.
The Xingchi-1 02A/B (星池一号第二组A/B) will be launched in December from Jiuquan.
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中国援埃及二号卫星顺利通过出厂评审,后续将进行发射
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The China-aided Egypt-2 satellite successfully passed the factory review and will be launched later.

The Egypt-2 satellite successfully passed the factory review on November 2, and will be followed by launch, on-orbit testing and delivery phase management to continue to expand the breadth and depth of China-Egypt aerospace cooperation.
The Aiji-2 (埃及二号)might be launched on December.

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又一颗!椭圆时空星池一号A星出征
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Another one! Elliptical Spacetime Star Pool No. 1 A Star Departs

Elliptical Space-time Technology Published in Beijing on 2023-11-14 10:29

Recently, Elliptical Spacetime Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Elliptical Spacetime") held the Xingchi No. 1 A Star Expedition Ceremony.
Elliptical Spacetime Chairman Zhang Tao, President Di Fengping, and Elliptical Spacetime employee representatives attended the ceremony.
At the scene, Zhang Tao presented the flag to representatives of the Xingchi-1A star launch test team members.

This mission is codenamed "Sichen", which symbolizes that the satellite senses the heaven and earth, day and night.
Xingchi-1A is another wide-area comprehensive sensing satellite independently developed by Elliptical Spacetime. It is mainly used to complete the core technology verification and demonstration application of the Xingchi project satellite.

It is reported that the Xingchi-1A satellite will be selectively launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the near future.
I guess this was plan to be luanhced by Gusehnxing-1 Y9 on September (from badge), but the Gushenxing-1 Y11 was FAILURE, so the Y9 is delayed to December, and with Xingchi-1 02A/B. By the way, Xingchi-1B launhced on August 10 by Gushenxing-1 Y7.
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It is said the payload might be Aiki-2, wait and look!

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Successful!Aiji-2!

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椭圆时空“星池计划”星座首批组网卫星发射成功
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The first batch of networking satellites in the elliptical space-time "Star Pool Project" constellation were successfully launched

At 12:10 on December 4, 2023, the second set of A/B satellites of Xingchi-1 was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center by the Long March 2 C-Y75 carrier rocket. The satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit, and the satellite and the ground established a The measurement and control connection was stable, the sailboards deployed normally, and the launch mission was a complete success.

According to reports, the second set of A/B satellites of Xingchi-1 are two networking satellites independently developed by Elliptical Spacetime Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Elliptical Spacetime"). The successful launch of this group of satellites has laid a solid foundation for the construction of the integrated communication, navigation and remote control constellation of the "Star Pool Project".

This group of satellites has significant features such as high functional density, high degree of coordination of spaceborne integration, high-precision autonomous orbit and attitude determination, and inter-satellite laser communication network collaborative operation. It has innovatively realized a cross-business intelligent satellite platform technology system. This is an important practice in the independent core technology of elliptical space-time and a major breakthrough in my country's commercial aerospace innovation and exploration.

The second group of A/B satellites of Xingchi-1 is two sun-synchronous orbit satellites, equipped with multiple types of remote sensing payloads. It can provide homologous, multi-mode, simultaneous phase, responsive remote sensing services, and has ultra-wide guidance imaging, remote sensing The image features high-precision on-orbit positioning and target extraction, autonomous mission planning, agile measurement and control communications, high-speed on-orbit parallel computing, and deep on-orbit reconstruction of satellite functions. It also supports on-orbit execution of user business algorithms.

The "Star Pool Project" launched by Elliptical Spacetime is a comprehensive sensing satellite constellation composed of more than 100 intelligent satellites. It breaks through the limitations of traditional technology and can provide users with real-time wide-area comprehensive sensing services. It also has on-board intelligent processing functions and is a digital The brain of the application is intelligent inspection of electric power and petroleum infrastructure, futures big data, natural resource monitoring (biological diversity and nature reserve monitoring), agricultural insurance, dual carbon, emergency disaster reduction, marine equipment and facility supervision, ecological environment monitoring, etc. Provide flexible and diverse support in many fields.

The "Star Pool Project" constellation is expected to complete the overall construction in 2027. In the future, it will serve the digital economy field with a scale of tens of trillions and provide high-value data base support for the construction of a smart earth.

Elliptical Spacetime's strategic positioning as an "instant wide-area comprehensive sensing service provider" not only responds to the country's strategic call for new space infrastructure, but will also effectively promote the rapid development of the global digital economy.
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Congratulations. The #LongMarch2C rocket launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:10pm BJ Time, carrying the #MisrSat2 Satellite into orbit.

This marks the first collaboration in optical remote sensing between #Chinese and #Egyptian scientists.
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This is the 499th launch of Long March, meaning the Long March 5 launch planned for later this month would be the 500th.

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Here are some high-resolution images of the #LongMarch2C rocket launched today.

The  #twostage Long March-2C model is China's #longest-serving carrier rocket. It has pioneered many upgrades and new rocket technologies over the past four decades. 

(Photo: Luo Xi/ 空天逐梦)

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4 objects found from this launch:
2023-187A-C/58496-58498 (the 3 payloads) found in 627 x 642 km x 98.01° SSO
2023-187D/58499 is the CZ-2C 2nd stage and is in 582 x 637 km x 98.14° orbit.
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Together with #MisrSat2 satellite, 2 remote sensing satellites——#Starpool 02-A and Starpool 02-B, developed by a Chinese satellite startup #EllipSpace, were also launched from the #Jiuquan satellite launch center by the #LongMarch2C Y75 rocket today.

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CelesTrak has GP data for 4 objects from the launch (2023-187) of MisrSat-2 & 2 other satellites atop a Long March-2C rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Dec 4 at 0410 UTC: africanews.space/egypt-launches…. Data for the launch can be found at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/table.php?INTDES=2023-187

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