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Re: China's space program
« Reply #61 on: 03/17/2009 10:27 pm »
http://news.ifeng.com/mil/2/200903/0317_340_1064993.shtml

According to this news, China planned to launch a nuclear powered satellite in 2025.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #62 on: 03/27/2009 08:48 am »
Let's guess, what was the mission 8-77?

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #63 on: 03/28/2009 02:30 pm »
CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation)

http://www.youtube.com/v/KJxy4qEiakk&hl=zh_CN&fs=1&rel=0
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #64 on: 05/02/2009 02:34 am »
Chang'e-2 will test soft landing on the moon
http://news.ifeng.com/mil/2/200905/0502_340_1135931.shtml

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #65 on: 05/04/2009 02:26 am »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #66 on: 05/08/2009 07:50 am »
Interesting link with schematic of Lunar Landing approach

http://www.china-defense-mashup.com/?p=991

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #67 on: 05/23/2009 06:56 pm »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #68 on: 05/27/2009 08:00 pm »
Maybe more informed ChiSpace watchers could let us know exactly how realistic this proposal is. 

Consider: NASA's return-to-the-Moon plans are already slipping (they seem to have slipped back a decade since the program was first expected).  With this in mind, how realistic is this expert's prediction be? I admit that there are a lot of unknowns but we can probably make an educated guess with their progress thus far.
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China's space program
« Reply #69 on: 06/12/2009 09:59 pm »
From People's Daily, Moon base camp possible by 2030.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #70 on: 06/13/2009 04:36 pm »
According to www.dpi.inpe.br/gilberto/present/cbers_overview2009.ppt a SAR version of CBERS is planned, which obviously uses the Yaogan-1,3 design.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #71 on: 06/14/2009 01:18 pm »
From People's Daily, Moon base camp possible by 2030.

What's interesting about this is that a 'Moon base camp' is a later-phase objective of lunar exploration.  This would imply reaching the Moon before 2030 and doing so enough times to develop confidence in the launch vehicle, EDS and lunar orbit-to-surface technology for crew and cargo alike. 

Now, I know that this is just vague crystal balling.  However, I would say that to meet an objective moon base IOC in 2030, the Chinese must look at a first crewed lunar landing no later than 2025.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #72 on: 06/17/2009 05:24 pm »
According to http://news.xinhuanet.com/internet/2009-06/15/content_11543966.htm  Beijing-2 will launch next year. Maybe my online translation is not correct and only the satellite construction will start next year.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #74 on: 07/10/2009 07:12 am »
If I can make a shameless plug here, by coincidence, the August issue of 'Spaceflight' includes an article I have written about China's search for a female taikonaut.

http://www.bis-spaceflight.com/sitesia.aspx/page/184/id/1920/l/en-gb

Although it was finalised 4 or 5 weeks ago it does include the names of the 16 female fighter pilots, one of whom will be selected to go into space in 2012.

Here is a photo of the group taken in January 2009. All are PLAAF Lieutenants, born between 1985 and 1988.

Depending upon who they chose, and exactly when they go into space, the girl who is selected could become the youngest ever space traveller.

« Last Edit: 07/10/2009 07:15 am by tonyq »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #75 on: 07/21/2009 02:09 am »
In interesting article on the history of the Chinese space program: http://www.amacad.org/publications/spaceChina.aspx

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #77 on: 07/27/2009 10:17 am »
A couple of questions for more experienced China watchers:

Are the Chinese focussing more on a robot/satellite-based space exploration program at the moment or are their unmanned and HSF programs getting about equal attention?

Is the long gap between Shenzhou-7 and the Tiangong-1-based missions simply due to a lack of any good reason to waste money on a crewed launch or does it indicate a real difficulty on China's part to sustain HSF operations?
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #78 on: 07/27/2009 12:11 pm »
A couple of questions for more experienced China watchers:

Are the Chinese focussing more on a robot/satellite-based space exploration program at the moment or are their unmanned and HSF programs getting about equal attention?

Is the long gap between Shenzhou-7 and the Tiangong-1-based missions simply due to a lack of any good reason to waste money on a crewed launch or does it indicate a real difficulty on China's part to sustain HSF operations?

Be patient!!

Historically, the Chinese space programme has worked at the pace of a dead snail that's been nailed to the floor.
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #79 on: 07/27/2009 12:22 pm »
I think of the Chinese manned space program as a pretty good example of "go as you pay." It helps that they can skip the multi-mission test programs and do all of Mercury/Vostok in one flight, then significant parts of Voskhod/Gemini in another flight, more of Voskhod/Gemini/early Soyuz in a second flight, etc.

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