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Re: China's space program
« Reply #940 on: 10/28/2019 04:34 pm »

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« Reply #941 on: 10/29/2019 04:20 pm »
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/29/c_138512747.htm
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China plans more space science satellites
XIAMEN, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China plans to launch four new science satellite missions by 2023, and scientists have completed concept research on another five to be launched in the next 10 years.
Successful Chinese science satellites launched since 2015 include the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) and the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT). These were under a space science program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The second phase of the program has now started, Wang Chi, director of the National Space Science Center under the CAS, recently told the first China Space Science Assembly in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province.
The first mission of the second phase was Taiji-1, China's first satellite to conduct in-orbit experiments on key technologies related to space-based gravitational wave detection, which went into space on Aug. 31, 2019.
The four new missions include the Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM), expected to be launched at the end of 2020, which will search for electromagnetic signals associated with gravitational waves, Wang said.
The Advanced Space-borne Solar Observatory (ASO-S), expected to be launched at the end of 2021, will help scientists understand the solar magnetic fields, flares and coronal mass ejections.
A satellite named Einstein-Probe (EP), tasked with discovering celestial bodies that emit X-rays during fierce changes as well as quiescent black holes with transient high-energy radiation, is expected to be launched at the end of 2022.
The Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, or SMILE, is a Sino-European joint mission expected to be launched at the end of 2023. It will focus on the interaction between the solar wind and the earth's magnetosphere.
Chinese scientists have also completed concept research on five satellite missions that will focus on the study of physics in extreme conditions in space, space-based gravitational wave detection, medium and high-orbit quantum technology experiments, ultra-long-wave astronomical observation and asteroid and comet exploration, said Wang...

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #943 on: 11/05/2019 08:17 pm »
From Xinhua,

China conducts simulated weightlessness experiment for long-term stay in space.
I can't imagine being strapped into the Trendelenburg position on a bed for 90 days.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #944 on: 11/07/2019 02:48 pm »
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-11/06/c_138533014.htm
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China to meet challenges of exploring asteroid, comet
XIAMEN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese space engineers are tackling the key technologies needed to explore a near-Earth asteroid and a main-belt comet with one space probe.
The proposed mission is to send a probe around an asteroid named 2016HO3 and then land on it to collect samples, Huang Jiangchuan, a researcher from the China Academy of Space Technology, recently told the first China Space Science Assembly in Xiamen, east China's Fujian Province.
The probe will then fly back to the proximity of Earth, and release a capsule to return the samples. After that, the probe will continue its journey. With the assistance of the gravity of Earth and Mars, it will finally arrive at the main asteroid belt and orbit comet 133P, Huang said.
Asteroid 2016HO3 has a very close relationship with Earth and is known as a "mini moon" or a quasi satellite. It has a diameter of about 40 to 100 meters and a density of about 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter, said Huang.
"Where is it from? What's its relationship with the Earth and Moon? Those are questions we want to know," he said.
The second target, comet 133P, is the first comet found within the main asteroid belt that displays characteristics of both an asteroid and a comet.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #945 on: 11/07/2019 09:27 pm »
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201911/05/WS5dc07e79a310cf3e355755d1.html

"Pang Zhihao, a space technology researcher in Beijing, said it is very meaningful for mankind to reach Mars, adding that some Chinese scientists have proposed a manned Mars mission before 2050.

"Sending astronauts there will give man better opportunities to look for traces of life on Mars. This is important because in our solar system, Mars resembles Earth the most, so research into the possibility of the existence of life there will enable us to better understand the origin and evolution of life on our mother planet.

"Also, there are theories that Mars was very similar to Earth in terms of environment billions of years ago, so manned missions will allow extended, specific surveys that will help to forecast how Earth will likely grow," the researcher said."

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #946 on: 11/14/2019 06:33 am »
China completes lander test for first Mars mission in 2020

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China is on track to launch its Mars mission in 2020, Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, said on Thursday. Zhang was speaking ahead of the hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test for the lander.

The journey through space will take about seven months, while landing will take seven minutes, said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars exploration programme.

The test was conducted at a sprawling landing test site in Huailai, northwest of Beijing.

https://www.chinanews.com/gn/2019/11-14/9007224.shtml

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-china-mars/china-completes-lander-test-for-first-mars-mission-in-2020-idUSKBN1XO0IQ

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #947 on: 11/14/2019 08:25 am »
That's a pretty impressive setup! The hexagonal configuration for the rover is quite different than the square shape shown previously.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #948 on: 11/14/2019 05:52 pm »
I believe the hex Rover is already in the artist impression from a year ago. The lander from the test matches the lander in the artist impression, it likely to be the real deal.


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201709/20/WS59c219f6a3103e4e43a07da5.html


Here are some more photos from this test as well as an artist impression of the lander-rover package.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #949 on: 11/20/2019 06:18 am »
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #950 on: 11/20/2019 06:24 am »
China deep space probe,interstellar mission

http://english.cas.cn/newsroom/archive/news_archive/nu2017/201709/t20170908_182912.shtml
cas had revealed a roadmap in 2017, the planetary flyby probe will be reach jupiter in 236, reach uranus in 2048


https://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/china-voyager-like-interstellar-mission.html
Zong Qiugang, the director of the Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology at Peking University in China, said the mission “will allow us to discover, explore, and understand fundamental astrophysical processes in the largest plasma laboratory—the heliosphere.” Zong gave an overview of the mission at EPSC-DPS 2019, an international gathering of planetary scientists in Geneva, Switzerland.

The first spacecraft, IHP-1, would launch towards the head of the heliosphere in 2024. A second probe, IHP-2, would go in the opposite direction to explore the tail. The heliosphere is hypothesized to resemble a comet’s tail,

Before IHP-1 and 2 can explore the far reaches of the solar system, they will use flybys of Earth and Jupiter to gain speed. IHP-1 would fly past Earth in 2025 and 2027, and then Jupiter in 2029. It would reach the heliosphere around 2049.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #951 on: 11/20/2019 06:24 pm »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #953 on: 11/26/2019 07:36 pm »
Wow

twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1199413236417941504

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How China warns locals about rocket launches and destructive falling debris:

"Please cut off your power at home 20 minutes prior and hide at a safe area. If you see any flying objects falling from the sky, please adjust your location quickly."

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1199415171975958528

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My colleague @YunLi626 obtained and translated the below Chinese government notice, which explains to residents "if you discover any debris, please don’t get close or pick them up because they could be harmful to human bodies due to the chemicals."
cnbc.com/2019/11/26/chi…

More details:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/chinese-rocket-crushes-houses-after-government-warning-to-residents.html
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #954 on: 11/27/2019 06:25 am »
Scott Manley - Every Chinese Rocket Design Explained!


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Re: China's space program
« Reply #955 on: 12/06/2019 02:29 am »
China plans multiple 2020 launches following record breaking 2019
Max Blenkin
06 December 2019

Confirming its place as the world’s second space power, China is set to continue its cracking pace with around 30 state launches next year, not counting commercial launches.

https://www.spaceconnectonline.com.au/launch/3972-china-plans-multiple-2020-launches-following-record-breaking-2019
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #956 on: 12/12/2019 09:33 am »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #958 on: 12/12/2019 09:37 am »

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« Reply #959 on: 12/12/2019 11:10 pm »
Apparently a medium to a long term plan for Exo-Planet search mission was talked during for public lecture.

It's formation flying infrared telescopes with total 300 effective aperture of 300 meters and spacial resolution of 0.01 arc seconds. Not much beyond that, and wait for more official new about it.

http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/66926.html

https://www.chinanews.com/wap/detail/zw/gn/2019/12-12/9032431.shtml
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