China's Space Program News Thread

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    KZ-1A solid rocket from CASIC/EXPACE has flew its first commercial launch
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    First Images Captured by SuperView-1 sat
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    Buildings of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

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    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
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    Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, Hong Kong
     
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    Nice pictures!
     
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    It is a civilian satellite, Gaojing 1, 0.5 meter resolution

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    CZ9 project:
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    4 boosters with 2X 480-500t motors (kerosene/lox)
    First stage 4x 480-500t
    Second stage 2X 200t motors (LH2/LOX)
    Third stage 2 Yf 77 (?)
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    Just educated guesswork or something more?

    What sort of payload would such a configuration offer without the boosters? Comparable to Falcon Heavy (55 ton to LEO)?
     
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    It's rather credible, from a study/article whose authors are from the Beijing Institute of Astronautical Systems Engineering, and CALT, talking about future development plans.

    One of the authors, Long Lehao was the chief designer of CZ-5.

    http://jdse.bit.edu.cn/sktcxbcn/ch/...60403&flag=1&journal_id=sktcxbcn&year_id=2016
     
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    Very interesting. Just going by Wikipedia, the first stage plus boosters would seem to offer significantly greater thrust (5760 tons) than the first stage of Saturn V (3580 tons).
     
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    Just saw the news. Certainly everywhere is talking about building a 10000 ton solar power plant with 2.5 million megawatt output on orbit. They estimate it will take 386 CZ-9 launch in a time span of 3.2 years.

    If this is more than some media hype. If this ever come true, it will certainly change the world forever.
     
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