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Цитатаhttp://www.eutelsat.com/news/compress/en/2010/html/PR0910-Half-Year-Results/PR0910-Half-Year-Results.htmlЦитатаEutelsat has revised the launch arrangements for the W3B satellite. In agreement with the spacecraft's prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space, to safeguard its delivery schedule, W3B will be launched by an Ariane 5 vehicle between August and September 2010. The Long March launch originally assigned for W3B has consequently been reallocated to W3C, for launch between June and September 2011.
ЦитатаEutelsat has revised the launch arrangements for the W3B satellite. In agreement with the spacecraft's prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space, to safeguard its delivery schedule, W3B will be launched by an Ariane 5 vehicle between August and September 2010. The Long March launch originally assigned for W3B has consequently been reallocated to W3C, for launch between June and September 2011.
Цитатаhttp://china-defense.blogspot.com/2010/03/china-to-launch-space-station-module.htmlWednesday, March 03, 2010China to Launch Space Station Module March 3, 2010China to Launch Space Station ModuleBy MARK McDONALDhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/04/world/asia/04space.htmlHONG KONG -- The Heavenly Palace, the first module in China's permanent space station, will be launched next year, a senior aerospace official confirmed Wednesday.The official, Qi Faren, said the craft, an orbiting laboratory known in Mandarin as Tiangong-1, would initially serve as a docking station for other spacecraft. His remarks were carried by Xinhua, the official news agency.A model of Tiangong-1 was publicly unveiled during New Year celebrations last year. The 8.5-ton laboratory is expected to be 30 feet long, with a crew of three taikonauts, the Chinese term for astronauts.The China National Space Administration said it plans three docking missions with the lab next year.The space agency's long-range plans include a 20-ton permanent space station that will incorporate Tiangong-1, as well as a separate lunar mission by 2022.China successfully launched its first satellite in April 1970, a craft called Dong Fang Hong-1, or The East Is Red, which was sent into orbit by a Long March-1 rocket. China's first manned spacecraft went aloft in October 2003 and made 14 orbits of the Earth. The country's first spacewalk took place 18 months ago.Aerospace experts and military officials say the Chinese military space program has made major advancements in recent years, notably when it tested an antisatellite system in 2007, using a ballistic missile to shoot down one of its own weather satellites 540 miles up.Charles P. Vick, a senior analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, said in a white paper that China's "space station programs have clearly won out in government planning priorities over the lunar aspirations."China has long insisted that its intentions in space are peaceful, although the head of the Chinese Air Force, Gen. Xu Qiliang, appeared to have gone somewhat off-message when he said in November that international "military competition has shifted towards space.""Such a shift is a major trend now, and such expansion is a historical inevitability," he said, in remarks quoted by state-run media. "To some extent, if you control space you can also control the land and the sea, and you will be in an advantageous position."Meanwhile, American military planners have expressed concerns and uncertainty about China's intentions."Where they're heading I think is one of those things that a lot of people would like to understand better, what their goals and objectives are," said Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, the head of United States Strategic Command, following General Xu's remarks. "But they certainly are on a fast track to improve their capabilities."Clearly, I think what we've all come to understand is that space is a contested domain. It used to be looked at like a sanctuary. And clearly that's not the case today."
ЦитатаЗапуск наконец-то официально анонсирован: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2010-03/04/c_13196762.htmПолетит "Яогань вэйсин-9" на CZ-4C с Цзюцюаня. Такой комбинации носителя и космодрома еще не было. Возможно, нечто новое.
ЦитатаRe: Chinese launch schedule « Reply #454 on: Today at 12:27 PM » During 2010, China intends to carry out 15 CZ launches, including 8 from the CZ-3A/3B/3C series (source) (one was already launched on January 16).So there would be 7 CZ-3A/3B/3C launches still to come in 2010.Taking into account Chang'e-2 on CZ-3C, Sinosat-6 on CZ-3B and a FY on CZ-3A, this would leave a maximum of 4 Compass (GEO and/or MEO) launches for the rest of the year.
ЦитатаRocket to go to moon under designBy Xin Dingding (China Daily)Updated: 2010-03-05 07:26 BEIJING: A new heavy-thrust carrier rocket is under scientific research, with the goal of sending astronauts to the moon, scientists said.Although there is no official timetable yet for China's moon landing, scientists are researching a new powerful carrier rocket with a lift-off thrust of 3,000 tons, Liang Xiaohong, vice-president of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, told China Daily on Thursday."The heavy-thrust launcher's lift-off thrust will be three times that of the Long March-5, China's current largest launcher," said Liang, who is also a member of the 11th CPPCC national committee.The large-thrust Long March-5 launch vehicle has a lift-off thrust of 1,000 tons, which enables it to send a maximum payload of 25 tons to the near-Earth orbit and a payload of 10 tons to the higher geo-stationary orbit. Designed for transporting heavyweight satellites and space stations, it is slated to take off in 2014, according to Liang.Compared to the Long March-5, the heavy-thrust launcher will be more powerful, but its payload capacity is still under discussion, he said.The Long March-5 is also likely to be used in the preparatory stage of a future moon landing, he added.China is currently studying the feasibility of a moon landing, despite US President Barack Obama's decision to kill NASA's $100-billion plans to return astronauts to the moon.Bao Weimin, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a CPPCC national committee member, said: "A moon landing program is very necessary, because it could drive the country's scientific and technological development."Besides the heavy-thrust carrier rocket under study, the academy is also developing a new family of carrier rockets for future space programs."The Long March-6 will be a small-thrust carrier rocket, and the Long March-7 will be a medium-thrust launch vehicle. Together with the Long March-5, they will form a family that can cover all necessities for launch vehicles and replace the current carrier rockets," Liang said.So far, the Long March-5 project has entered the testability analysis stage, he added.About 100,000 square meters of workshops have been completed so far at a new base being built in the Binhai New Area of the northern coastal city of Tianjin. The facility will be used for testing and manufacturing the Long March-5. Construction began last year with an investment of 1.5 billion yuan ($220 million), Liang said.Eventually, a total investment of 10 billion yuan will be poured into the base, which will be able to produce a maximum of 12 Long March-5 launch vehicles each year, he said.Qi Faren, former chief designer of Shenzhou spaceships and a CPPCC national committee member, said on Thursday that the Long March-5 will be used to launch China's space station mission."We aim to send the core module of the space station into orbit before 2020. Without the large-thrust launcher, the 20-ton core module cannot be in place," he said. Before that, however, the first task of the Long March 5 may be to send the Fengyun-4 weather satellite into space from the launch center under construction at Wenchang in Hainan, China's southern island province, according to Liang.The new Fengyun-4 satellite, which is under design, weighs about eight to nine tons, which cannot be lifted by the current launchers that can carry a maximum payload of 5.2 tons to geo-stationary orbit, he added.Hou Lei contributed to the story
ЦитатаChina expected to launch 15 to 16 satellites this year16:54, March 09, 2009China's space program has not been affected by the global financial crisis and 15 to 16 satellites are expected to be launched this year, said Zhang Jianqi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of China's Manned Space Engineering Program and Deputy Director-General of the General Armament Department of the People's Liberation Army.
ЦитатаThanks to the friends of 9ifly here are some recent launch schedule updates.Spacecraft/Year/sourceFY-4 / first launch 2014 / http://www.cma.gov.cn/qxxw/xw/201004/t20100402_63872.htmlHY-2 / first launch after April 2011 / http://www.nsoas.gov.cn/new/channel/detail.asp?Content_id=214FAST / not earlier than 2011 / http://events.eoportal.org/presentations/10001168/10002440.html , http://www.lr.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=da8b4974-e3ef-480d-ab04-76c7ae46bba0Tsinghua-2 / 2010 / http://www.ruimtevaart-nvr.nl/info/docs/FAST%20Microsatellite%20Mission,%20Jian%20Guo,%20TU%20Delft.pdfFAST is a Dutch-Chinese dual microsat project, which is to be launched piggyback (likely from TSLC.)Probably Tsinghua-2 is another designation for the Beijing-2 satellite project, which was first announced in 2009.
Цитата04/14/10 09:04 PM ETOfficial Details 11-year Path To China's Own Space StationBy Amy Klamper COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A top Chinese space official shared new details of an ambitious human spaceflight agenda that includes plans to conduct on-orbit rendezvous and docking experiments and development of a new heavy-lift launch vehicle in preparation for assembling a 30-ton space station on orbit by 2022. Wang Wenbao, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, said the effort would begin with the launch of a Tiangong 1 docking-target spacecraft slated for early 2011. "According to our schedule, we will launch Tiangong 1 target spacecraft in the first half of 2011 and then the Shenzhou 8 spacecraft in the second half of 2011 to carry out China's first docking and rendezvous of spacecraft in orbit," Wang told an audience of government and industry officials at the 26th National Space Symposium here April 14. Wang said in addition to serving as a platform for autonomous rendezvous and docking experiments, Tiangong 1 would form the basis of a "simple space laboratory" on orbit, conducting additional rendezvous and docking maneuvers with China's Shenzhou 9 and 10 spacecraft in 2012. Launch of the Tiangong 2 and Tiangong 3 space labs would follow, using crewed missions to conduct additional rendezvous and docking experiments with the space labs as well as regenerative life support and cargo supply experiments, Wang said. "Between 2014 to 2016, we are planning to launch the Tiangong 3 space lab, two manned spacecraft and one cargo spacecraft to have docking and rendezvous with the target spacecraft in orbit and to carry out regenerative life support technology experiments as well as the space cargo supply experiments," he said. Wang said the 3.35-meter diameter space lab would weigh about 8.5 tons and have two sections. "One is the experiments module, the other is the resource module, and the space lab will have the capability of in-orbit refueling of the hosting of fuel," Wang said, adding that the space lab would operate at 400 kilometers with an inclination of 42 to 43 degrees relative to the equator. Wang said the spacecraft and space labs would be launched on Long March 2F rockets. From 2016 to 2022, China is planning to construct a 30-ton space station consisting of three pressurized modules to be launched on China's heavy-lift rocket currently in development. Wang said the station will operate at 340 to 450 kilometers above the Earth at an inclination of 42 to 43 degrees. "The crew members will be three, and the astronauts can stay in the station for long term to carry out in-space application experiments of a larger scale," he said, adding that the station's service life would be about 10 years. Wang said China has established "a good working relationship" with space agencies in Russia, France, Germany and other countries, and that Beijing looks forward to working with the United States to pursue cooperative space science and manned exploration efforts in the future. "In November 2009, President [Barack] Obama visited China, and both leaders signed the American communiqu
ЦитатаКосмос-3794 пишет:Цитата"For Shenzhou 9 to be manned or unmanned depends on Shenzhou 8," Wenbao told SPACE.com.The second module of the Chinese space station, Tiangong 2, is set to debut during a 2013 liftoff. Tiangong 3 will follow sometime in 2014 to 2016.To supply this orbiting laboratory, China is developing a cargo-carrying spacecraft that will hold no less than 5.5 tons (5,000 kg), Wenbao said. That's about twice as much cargo capacity as Russia's Progress unmanned spacecraft, which currently services the International Space Station (ISS), and a little less than the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), which also flies to the ISS."Our cargo spacecraft will be developed on the basis of our manned spacecraft and space lab," Wenbao said.http://www.space.com/news/china-prepares-for-space-station-100415.html
Цитата"For Shenzhou 9 to be manned or unmanned depends on Shenzhou 8," Wenbao told SPACE.com.The second module of the Chinese space station, Tiangong 2, is set to debut during a 2013 liftoff. Tiangong 3 will follow sometime in 2014 to 2016.To supply this orbiting laboratory, China is developing a cargo-carrying spacecraft that will hold no less than 5.5 tons (5,000 kg), Wenbao said. That's about twice as much cargo capacity as Russia's Progress unmanned spacecraft, which currently services the International Space Station (ISS), and a little less than the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), which also flies to the ISS."Our cargo spacecraft will be developed on the basis of our manned spacecraft and space lab," Wenbao said.