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Space Chinese Space Photos & News

Discussion in 'Space Flight' started by AAR Galileo, Mar 28, 2018.


  1. AAR Galileo

    AAR Galileo Mi Staff Sergeant TAARB MI.Net Member Mi.Net Supporter

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    An out-of-control Chinese space station moving at 17,000mph is set to plummet to Earth over the Easter weekend, leaving space experts scrambling to guess where.
    Tiangong-1, or "The Heavenly Palace," could re-enter the atmosphere over a major city and scientists will not know until a few hours before it happens.

    China's first space station, which weighs eight tonnes, was supposed to have a "controlled re-entry" splashing down in the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from civilisation.


    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/27/chinas-falling-space-station-hit-earth-days/
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    China launched its 6th ballistic missile early warning satellite, SJ-11-06.
    March 2014
    Photos recovered from MPN archive via Wayback Machine

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  3. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Just found this information about the above launch

    The first Chinese satellite launch of 2014 was on 31 March and was of Shijian 11-06 (SJ-11-06). Chinese media reported this as an experimental satellite and provided no further details. However, the positioning of the Shijian 11 constellation, and similarities to the launch vehicle and orbit of Shiyan Weixing 2 (SY-2), launched on 18 November 2004, which tested IR sensors, has led some analysts to believe that the purpose is to support a ballistic missile early warning system, with satellites equipped with infrared sensors to detect missile launches. SJ-11-06 is the fifth satellite in the constellation; SJ-11-04 was lost in August 2011 after failure of the second stage of the launch vehicle.

    An image of a Chinese Military Satellite
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  4. bdpopeye United States

    bdpopeye Mi Major General TAARB MI.Net Member

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    China sends a lot f satellites into space...lots...some more recent launches.

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