China's Space Program News Thread

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    China's 39th and last launch for the year 2018.

    China launches six Yunhai-2 satellites for atmospheric environment research


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    A Long March-2D rocket carrying six Yunhai-2 satellites and a test communication satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Dec. 29, 2018. The six atmospheric environment research satellites will be used to study atmospheric environment, monitor space environment, prevent and reduce disasters, and conduct scientific experiments. (Xinhua/Hao Wei)

    JIUQUAN, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- China successfully sent six atmospheric environment research satellites and a test communication satellite into orbit Saturday.

    They were launched by a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 4:00 p.m.

    The six Yunhai-2 satellites will be used to study atmospheric environment, monitor space environment, prevent and reduce disasters, and conduct scientific experiments.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/29/c_137707281_2.htm
     
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    Very cool idea, hopefully sooner than the original plan, the first Hongyan 1 satellite was launched yesterday together with six Yunhai-2 satellites

    https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/hongyan-1.htm

    Hongyan 1

    Hongyan 1 is a prototype satellite for the Chinese 300 satellte Hongyan broad-band LEO communications constellation.
    The first Hongyan satellite will launch on a CZ-2D (2) rocket and go into a 1100-kilometer orbit to test L- and Ka-band communications technologies.
    Nine Hongyan satellites will be launched by 2020 to test the system, which ultimately will comprise 320 satellites. A factory able to produce as many as 130 Hongyan satellites a year has been built in the Chinese port city of Tianjin.
     
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    Chang'e 4 has landed
     

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    looks like it's confirmed

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    First photos are rolling in.

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    First images
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    why Apollo and other countries haven't managed to land on the far side of the moon? Is it technically difficult? why?

    Is it because of this reason?

    "The success of the mission represents a landmark in human space exploration. The area where the probe has landed faces away from earth, meaning it is free from radio frequencies. As a result, it is not possible for a lunar rover to communicate directly with ground control. To overcome this hurdle, China launched a dedicated satellite orbiting the moon earlier this year that will be able to relay information from the rover to earth"

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/02/health/china-lunar-rover-far-moon-landing-intl/index.html

    Another question is .... why China "insist" to land on the far side ... what special is it ?
     
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    It is difficult because the far side never visible from earth.

    It is special due to the same reason.
     
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    you answered the first question of your own. for the second question, I think because no one has ever done it, so China wants to be the first to do it.
     
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    yes but I want to add that
    ""Since the far side of the moon is shielded from electromagnetic interference from the Earth, it's an ideal place to research the space environment and solar bursts, and the probe can 'listen' to the deeper reaches of the cosmos," said Tongjie Liu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center for the China National Space Administration."
     
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