Author Topic: Zhongzi Group 01 (x5) - CZ-6 - TSLC - November 13, 2019 (06:35 UTC)  (Read 25510 times)

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Something's fishy about these 5 satellites.....

So apparently someone dug out an older reference on Ningxia-1 - and there it was called the world's first commercial operated global EM spectrum signal monitoring satellite system.

Well, looking at the parts of the satellites shown in the video in the comment above...they doesn't seems to look like your usual EO satellite to me.  ::)
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Something's fishy about these 5 satellites.....

So apparently someone dug out an older reference on Ningxia-1 - and there it was called the world's first commercial operated global EM spectrum signal monitoring satellite system.

Well, looking at the parts of the satellites shown in the video in the comment above...they doesn't seems to look like your usual EO satellite to me.  ::)

Many copies of that story have been deleted from various news and governmental websites but few are still up (as of yesterday)

https://read01.com/KBz06Rd.html
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Help needed from antennae gurus: What kind of antenna is this?
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Help needed from antennae gurus: What kind of antenna is this?

The large circular white hat box might be a microwave radiometer, but I haven't seen that configuration before.

https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/i/insat-3d
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Congratulations for a "two-fer" Chinese orbital launch day (November 13 UTC):
Jilin-1 Gaofen-02A,
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Two photos showing the CZ-6 making a roll program above the pad:
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On Jan 7 and 10, the five spacecraft finished their maneuvers with phasing 72° apart in their orbital plane.
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