Judging from the current news, the Jilin No. 1 series of optical satellites developed by Changguang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd. have been confirmed to have developed to the fourth generation of products. The Jilin-1 Rubik’s Cube 01A optical satellite using the fourth-generation technology has a total weight of only 18 kilograms and the resolution of the photos taken can reach the level of one meter. Compared with the 420 kilograms of the original Jilin-1 optical satellite, there is a significant reduction in the total weight. , Which makes the fourth-generation Jilin-1 satellite have a more powerful one-shot multiple-satellite launch capability. At the same time, it also has the advantages of ultra-compact optical system design technology, ultra-lightweight and high-precision optical processing technology, multi-mode photoelectric imaging technology, and on-orbit AI information processing technology. The overall performance improvement is unprecedented.
The characters 魔方 are being translated as 'Rubik's cube' but the individual characters seem to mean more generally 'magic cube' (or 'magic square'). Can any of the native Chinese speakers here comment on the sense of the word?
iSpace confirms that the payload fairing did not separate properly, meaning the satellite could not reach its intended orbit. Rocket otherwise performed well. No TLEs for the object either. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/NGkDVjdGexqfCjeJz5rCDw
Gunter on his website reports two payloads not one: Jilin-1 Mofang-01A / Tianshuhttps://space.skyrocket.de/doc_chr/lau2021.htm