China's Space Program News Thread


szbd

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Thanks. Please educate me the difference of Gaofen-11 and Gaofen-3 ? Which one is more advanced ?
It's a quite open project, listed in the top national science and tech R&D plan 2006-2020. The detailed plan for these satelittes and launching and so on was approved in 2010 by the state council. There are gaofen 1-14. The 14 satelittes/satelitte groups are all optics or SAR(you can treat it as a very long wavelength optics), mostly SSO, a few GSO. They form an integrated observe system, not one is more advanced than another. Of course some must be much more expensive than others, like the 5ton GSO thing.

gaofen1-7's image can be applied publicly. But gaofen 8-14 can't. So everybody thinks gaofen 8-14 are military.

people can apply these resources here, but won't be easy I guess
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iantsai

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Thanks. Please educate me the difference of Gaofen-11 and Gaofen-3 ? Which one is more advanced ?
I think each gaofen-xx is one type of military reconnaissance satellite system, so there were gaofen-xx 01, 02, 03, ...

Maybe some types working in optical band, some in infra-red or ultra-violet, some in UHF/VHF radio. Each type of the Gaofen series have several satellites, form a full surveillance network.
 

by78

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High resolution images of the latest CZ-4C launch.

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Overbom

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Great news. It seems the nuclear reactor program is going well. Engineering design of a prototype has been completed recently
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China is developing a powerful nuclear reactor for its moon and Mars missions, according to researchers involved in the project.
The reactor can generate one megawatt of electric power, 100 times more powerful than a similar device Nasa plans to put on the surface of the moon by 2030.
Although technical details and the launch date were not revealed, the engineering design of a prototype machine was completed recently and some critical components have been built
 

taxiya

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Great news. It seems the nuclear reactor program is going well. Engineering design of a prototype has been completed recently
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As usual SCMP follows the western formula of China reporting putting something like this in the headline and at the end of the article.

But the secrecy surrounding most Chinese space nuclear reactor programmes means there is no government regulation or law on how to clean up the mess after an accident, such as a cooling failure in orbit or a launch mishap.

If it is a secrecy, how the hell does he know there is no regulation? If I refuse to tell him, does that mean I won't fuck him up? The US is "open", did they tell what really happened to USS Connecticut? Did they respond to China's concern of leakage?
 

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