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Re: China's space program
« Reply #420 on: 07/19/2014 06:09 pm »
China and Brazil have agreed to build CBERS-4A after a brazilian proposal. http://brazilianspace.blogspot.pt/2014/07/chineses-aceitam-proposta-brasileira-de.html (in Portuguese).

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #421 on: 07/21/2014 08:30 am »
Thanks. That article says that CBERS 4 is scheduled for 7 December this year. No mention on when CBERS 4A would be launched.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #422 on: 08/27/2014 05:06 am »
An unusual Chinese proposal for an Earth-imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar based on the Moon
http://earth.scichina.com:8080/sciDe/EN/abstract/abstract514540.shtml

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #424 on: 09/30/2014 09:50 pm »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #425 on: 10/02/2014 09:15 am »
the latest issue of the Chinese Journal of Space Science includes a review paper of the Chang'e program from CE-1 to CE-3:
Scientific Progress in China’s Lunar Exploration Program
as well as a roadmap for solar system exploration up to 2030 (Mars and Venus missions, a Jupiter orbiter, NEO missions and a Ceres sample return):
China’s Deep-space Exploration to 2030
« Last Edit: 10/02/2014 03:29 pm by plutogno »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #426 on: 10/02/2014 11:24 pm »
the latest issue of the Chinese Journal of Space Science includes a review paper of the Chang'e program from CE-1 to CE-3:
Scientific Progress in China’s Lunar Exploration Program
as well as a roadmap for solar system exploration up to 2030 (Mars and Venus missions, a Jupiter orbiter, NEO missions and a Ceres sample return):
China’s Deep-space Exploration to 2030

That second one is so broad that it says almost nothing. Their objective with scientific exploration of Mars is to research the water, soil and life questions? You don't say...

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #427 on: 10/03/2014 05:08 am »
the same issue has several review papers on many aspects of Chinese space science
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/volumn/volumn_1290.shtml

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #428 on: 10/03/2014 06:03 am »
Thanks plutogno. Of the 10 missions mentioned, only one is new to me. This is the Solar Storms Panoramic Observer in the third stage. Summarising:

Stage 1
1) Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover
2) Near-Earth Asteroid Multi-Target Detection
3) Sun Fixed-Point Observation.

Stage 2 (Further Promotion)
1) Venus Exploration Orbiter
2) Mars Lander and Rover
3) Solar Polar Orbit Observer
4) Main-Belt Asteroid (Ceres) Sample Return.

Stage 3 (Sustainable Development)
1) Jupiter Orbiter
2) Mars Sample Return
3) Solar Storms Panoramic Observer.

Can anyone post these papers? The download cuts out on me after a few hundred kilobytes:

Strategic Priority Program on Space Science
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2060

Science Researches of Chinese Manned Space Flight
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2062

Scientific Progress in China’s Lunar Exploration Program
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2063
« Last Edit: 10/03/2014 06:17 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #429 on: 10/03/2014 11:20 am »

Can anyone post these papers? The download cuts out on me after a few hundred kilobytes:

Strategic Priority Program on Space Science
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2060

Science Researches of Chinese Manned Space Flight
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2062

Scientific Progress in China’s Lunar Exploration Program
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2063

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #430 on: 10/03/2014 11:54 am »

Can anyone post these papers? The download cuts out on me after a few hundred kilobytes:

Strategic Priority Program on Space Science
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2060

Science Researches of Chinese Manned Space Flight
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2062

Scientific Progress in China’s Lunar Exploration Program
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2063

Thanks! I was also having trouble with the Strategic Priority paper.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #431 on: 10/03/2014 12:40 pm »
Thanks plutogno. Of the 10 missions mentioned, only one is new to me. This is the Solar Storms Panoramic Observer in the third stage. Summarising:

Stage 1
1) Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover
2) Near-Earth Asteroid Multi-Target Detection
3) Sun Fixed-Point Observation.

Stage 2 (Further Promotion)
1) Venus Exploration Orbiter
2) Mars Lander and Rover
3) Solar Polar Orbit Observer
4) Main-Belt Asteroid (Ceres) Sample Return.

Stage 3 (Sustainable Development)
1) Jupiter Orbiter
2) Mars Sample Return
3) Solar Storms Panoramic Observer.

The way I read that article, they were discussing a proposed roadmap for future exploration.  Those were just mission concepts at best.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #432 on: 10/04/2014 02:20 am »
Thanks limen4! That's much appreciated.

The way I read that article, they were discussing a proposed roadmap for future exploration.  Those were just mission concepts at best.

That's right, but the first nine missions matches exactly what has been previously proposed and posted in the Chinese launch manifest here. I think its a good bet that China will be following this plan closely.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #433 on: 10/05/2014 03:42 am »
I just finished reading the three papers. The Human Science paper gives the following launch dates.

2015 Tiangong 2
2016 Tianzhou 1 (six months after Tiangong 2)
2018 Tiangong Core Module
2020 Tiangong Experiment Module 1
2022 Tiangong Experiment Module 2

The Science paper gives lots of new information, including details on eight new missions! No launch dates though.

Twelfth Five Year Plan (2011-2015)
HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope), 2700 kg mass, CZ-4B launch vehicle, 43° inclination, 550 km altitude, 4 year lifetime

QUESS (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale), CZ-2D launch vehicle, sun-synchronous orbit, 97.79° inclination, 600 km altitude, 2 year lifetime

DAMPE (Dark Matter Particle Explorer), 1900 kg mass, CZ-2D launch vehicle, sun-synchronous orbit, 97.4° inclination, 500 km altitude, 3 year lifetime

SJ-10 (Shijian Recoverable Satellite), 3600 kg mass, CZ-2D launch vehicle, 63° inclination, 220x482 km altitude, 15 day lifetime

Kuafu A, located at Sun-Earth L1
Kuafu B1 and Kuafu B2, international partners being sought

Intensive Study of Future Space Science Missions
Thirteenth Five Year Plan (2016-2020)

First Batch
SPORT (Solar Polar Orbit Telescope)
MIT (Magnetosphere Ionosphere Themosphere Coupling Exploration)
XTP (X-Ray Timing and Polarisation Mission)
SVLBI (Space Millimitre VLBI Array)

Second Batch
STEP (Search for Terrestrial Exoplanets)
ASO-S (Advanced Space Borne Solar Observatory)
EP (Einstein Probe)
WCOM (Water Cycle Observation Mission)
« Last Edit: 10/05/2014 04:01 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #434 on: 10/05/2014 03:58 am »
I'm still having problems downloading those Chinese papers. Could someone post these papers please?

Status of the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope Project
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2065

Quantum Science Satellite
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2066

Dark Matter Particle Explorer:The First Chinese Cosmic Ray and Hard γ-ray Detector in Space
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2067

The Experimental Satellite on Electromagnetism Monitoring
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=2068
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #435 on: 10/05/2014 11:02 am »
I'm still having problems downloading those Chinese papers. Could someone post these papers please?




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Re: China's space program
« Reply #436 on: 10/06/2014 05:24 am »
Thanks very much Rui!
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 #437 on: 10/06/2014 11:21 am »

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Re: China's space program
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