Author Topic: Aomen Kexue-1A/B & Luojia-2 01 - CZ-2C - Jiuquan - May 21, 2023 (08:00 UTC)  (Read 3191 times)

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武汉大学重磅发布:全民玩智能卫星时代不远了
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Wuhan University made a big announcement: The era of "playing" smart satellites for the whole people is not far away

Around May 15 this year, the radar satellite "Luojia-2" 01 developed by the Wuhan University team will be launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
Luojia-2 01 will be launched on May 15 from Jiuquan.
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https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/t/chinas-space-program-thread-ii.9003/page-171#post-981628
Wuhan University's intelligent remote-sensing radar satellite Luojia-2 01 is scheduled to be launched on May 21, 2023. The satellite has several imaging modes such as multi-angle imaging, spotlight imaging, strip imaging, and video imaging. The highest resolution is 0.5m when in spotlight mode, and the resolution of multi-angle mode is 1m.

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« Last Edit: 05/21/2023 08:29 am by mikezang »

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This route and drop zone looks like CZ-2D, but drop zone is different.
« Last Edit: 05/19/2023 08:59 am by mikezang »

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This source claims it's the launch of MUST-1A/B (a.k.a. Aomen Kexue-1 (澳门科学一号)) magnetosphere research satellites for the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). I am not familiar with this project (even though the university is but ~2 hours of driving from my place!) but I did found their official English website: https://mss.must.edu.mo/ and the planned orbit of 450 km, 41 deg. inclination LEO matches the drop zone above.
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This source claims it's the launch of MUST-1A/B (a.k.a. Aomen Kexue-1 (澳门科学一号)) magnetosphere research satellites for the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). I am not familiar with this project (even though the university is but ~2 hours of driving from my place!) but I did found their official English website: https://mss.must.edu.mo/ and the planned orbit of 450 km, 41 deg. inclination LEO matches the drop zone above.
This might be Kuaizhou-1A if payloads are Aomen Kexue-1A/1B.

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Maybe this is Lijian-1 for 6 sats as LEO, last time that was for SSO...

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There is another rumor that is a missle test...

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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1660162820783353857

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🚀 Long March 2C to launch Macau Scientific Satellite 1 (MSS-1) at ~08:00UTC on May 21
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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1660200227993952260

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🚀 Long March 2C successfully launched 3 satellites from Jiuquan at ~08:00UTC on May 21:
Macau Scientific Satellite 1 A & B
Luojia-2 01

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https://twitter.com/aj_fi/status/1660202139338121217

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China launched a Long March 2C rocket from Jiuquan at 0800 UTC today, sending 3 satellites--Macau Science Satellite-1A  & 1B and
Luojia-2 (01)--CASC confirmed minutes ago. mp.weixin.qq.com/s/OnOGIcRbO6C8

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For the sake of completeness, the original Chinese news item:

https://weibo.com/5386897742/N1CGYpYlK
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中国航天科技集团
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
【一箭三星!长征二号丙运载火箭成功发射澳门科学一号卫星】5月21日16时0分,[长征二号丙]运载火箭在酒泉卫星发射中心顺利升空,以一箭三星并联方式将[澳门科学一号卫星A星]、[澳门科学一号卫星B星]准确送入预定轨道,发射任务取得圆满成功。本次任务同时搭载发射的[珞珈二号01星]也顺利入轨。此次发射使用的[长二丙火箭]和[澳门科学一号卫星A星]由我航研制,这是长征系列运载火箭第474次发射。
 [Three stars with one arrow! The Long March 2C carrier rocket successfully launched the Macao Science-1 satellite] At 16:00 on May 21, the [Long March 2C] carrier rocket was successfully launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and the [Macao Science-1 Satellite A] and [Macao Science-1 Satellite B] were accurately sent into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. The [Luojia-2 01 star] launched at the same time as this mission also entered orbit smoothly. The [CZ-2C Rocket] and [Macao Science-1 Satellite A] used in this launch were developed by our corporation. This is the 474th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles.

and the English language Xinhua item:

https://english.news.cn/20230521/2ea712e3e53644d68e7e53c05eb060d0/c.html
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China launches new space science satellitesSource: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2023-05-21 17:14:30
JIUQUAN, May 21 (Xinhua) -- China on Sunday successfully sent new space science satellites into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, including Macao's first space exploration satellite project Macao Science 1.
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) said that the satellites were launched at 4:00 p.m. (Beijing Time) by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China and entered their preset orbits successfully.
According to the CNSA, Macao Science 1 is the first space science satellite program jointly developed by the Chinese mainland and Macao. The project is also the first scientific exploration satellite placed in a near-equatorial orbit to monitor the geomagnetic field and the space environment.
It was the 474th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-2 was sent into space at the same time.
« Last Edit: 05/21/2023 09:40 am by Liss »
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It is said this is Y60.
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