China's Space Program News Thread


Jono

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The head of the ITU also happens to be a Chinese national.
yes, indeed, the present secretary-general is Mr. Zhao, since Jan. 1, 2015 till now.
his predecessor is Mr. Toure of Mali, Jan.1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2014
 

anzha

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China is advancing the development of the Chang’e-7 lunar south pole mission and a complex campaign to study comets and return samples from a near-Earth asteroid with a single orbiter.

The China National Space Administration issued a call (
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) in late July to university, middle school and elementary school students for popular science experiments for the multiple-spacecraft Chang’e-7 lunar mission, and an asteroid and comet exploration project tentatively named ZhengHe.
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A new satellite on the Gaofen-9 remote sensing series was orbited by China on Wednesday. A Long March 2D launched the Gaofen-9 (04) at 04:01:54 UTC from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center’s LC43/94 complex.

This was also the 50th launch of the Long March-2D launch vehicle and the 342nd launch of the Long March launch vehicle family.

The Gaofen-9 is a series of optical remote-sensing satellite that operates together with other satellites from the Gaofen series to form an Earth observation system.
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Dante80

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@Deino Wow...that was a little random. While somewhat obfuscated in this model, a good chunk of the instrumentation can be traced - as a derivative - to well known Soviet legacy systems.

We don't get to have this kind of information resolution in said systems...for pretty obvious reasons. Have in mind though that the particular model seen above (the YG 9 a/b/c) has already been replaced.
 

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