China's Space Program News Thread


Richard Santos

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Even those who don’t die usually lose their hair or become infertile at a fairly early age.

This is a little fear mongering. Microwave is not ionizing. Therefore microwave does not cause radiation damage to tissues as ultraviolet, X-Ray, or high energy particle radiations would. Sufficiently intense microwave will cause heat burn damage to tissues by a different way, but with similar results, as holding your hand close to a infrared heat lamp, but that does not cause leukemia or hair loss.
 

siegecrossbow

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This is a little fear mongering. Microwave is not ionizing. Therefore microwave does not cause radiation damage to tissues as ultraviolet, X-Ray, or high energy particle radiations would. Sufficiently intense microwave will cause heat burn damage to tissues by a different way, but with similar results, as holding your hand close to a infrared heat lamp, but that does not cause leukemia or hair loss.

Not when the intensity of the radiation is high. If what you said is true then why do they put radiation warnings on aircraft radomes?
 

Richard Santos

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Not when the intensity of the radiation is high. If what you said is true then why do they put radiation warnings on aircraft radomes?

When intensity is high, microwave is still not ionizing. The nature of damage it does is still from the heating, not from altering complex organic molecules in your body by striking it with high energy photons or particles, which would be required to cause radiation sickness or cancer.

The warning on aircraft radomes serves the purpose of keeping people from suffering heating damage, not to keep them from getting cancer. But if people’s unfounded fear of radar causing cancer causes them to avoid being burned by radar, then the sign still served its purpose.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
A very small image of the fairing recovery chute in operation.

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taxiya

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It is the Chinese XS-1.
Strictly speaking no and loosely speaking yes.

XS-1 was a program without specific design preferred nor concluded. There are multiple proposals including VTVL and VTHL (from Boeing).

Boeing's proposal named "Phantom Express" is essentially the same as what CNSA just did.
 

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