China's Space Program News Thread


Strangelove

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今天19时50分,我国在西昌卫星发射中心用长征三号乙运载火箭,成功将中星9B卫星发射升空。卫星顺利进入预定轨道,发射任务获得圆满成功。

Satellite Zhongxing-9B, launched today at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, by a Long March-3B, and entered orbit successfully.

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by78

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High-resolution images taken from Shenzhou-12.

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j17wang

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I'm surprised we havn't seen a Venus mission announcement. China should be rounding out its inner planetary science capabilities at this stage. A venus mission should be less technically challenging than mars, but allow CNSA and other agencies to round out capabilities in designing probes for different environments and architectures. Hopefully china can do a hardened surface lander (non-rover) with a high altitude balloon orbiter on a first mission.

I would like to see a manned venus orbiter mission prior to an attempt at manned Mars landing. This should provide experience and learning opportunity prior to mars mission.
 

AF-1

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There is Venus Orbiter Mission scheduled for January 2024 on LM5 posted on ``next spaceflight`` web page. Is there anybody who could confirm that mission, date, more details...?
 

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