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On the 4th February  2021 Wednesday almost midnight  CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China At 23:36 Hong Kong –Beijing Time on an early morning past midnight of  January 20th , 2021, China successfully launched the Radio Television Communications Satellite using the Long March 3B carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province  Lift off. The satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit, the mission was a complete success, and China’s space launch has a good start in 2021…..

In which China – People’s Republic of China Successfully Launched Communication Technology Test Satellite No. 6……..  At 23:36 on February 4th, Beijing time, China successfully launched the Communication Technology Test Satellite No. 6 with the Long March 3B carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center , The satellite enters a predetermined orbit. The communication technology test satellite No. 6 is mainly used for satellite communication, radio and television, data transmission and other services, and to carry out relevant technical test verification data transmission and other services, and carries out relevant technical test verification. This mission is the 360th flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets

Launching from  Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the Long March 3B carrier rocket lifted the communication technology test satellite Number six went straight into the sky. Subsequently, the satellite was successfully sent into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. This is also the last aerospace mission of the Aerospace Science and Technology Group before the Spring Festival of the Ox.

Previously before- Prior the launching of the Long March 3B –Chang Zheng 3B Carrier Rocket in its assembly there was an here is an episode in this launch. On the eve of the communication technology test satellite 6 being transported to the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the three air transport plans prepared in advance by the test team could not be used due to various reasons. This means that the test team must be ready to change air transport to land transport.

Ji Hongxia, the director of the 812 Institute of Aerospace Science and Technology Group, heard the news at more than 10 o’clock in the evening. That night, he needed to complete the four types of “rail transportation, railway + road transportation, road transportation, and road + rail transportation”. Transportation plan for discussion at the meeting on the second day.

Everything is ready, just wait to go. At this time, the railway side sent another notice: the section of the train passing by requires maintenance. If you have to wait for the repair of the originally scheduled section to be completed, the departure time will have to be delayed; if you want to change to another section, the train carrying the box is too wide for the alternative section, and there are some narrow caves…..

In order to start as soon as possible, the test team launched the fifth set of plans: detours. The satellite platform and the payload are operated separately, the platform is on the highway and the payload is on the railway. This involves road transport. “When we learned that the air transport plan would not work, we tried it on the road, and we had a good idea of ​​all the data.” Ji Hongxia said.

The road transport fleet and the railway transport train set off in sequence, and arrived in sequence as planned. The test crews on the two transportation lanes were all haggard, but the satellites on the car were in stable condition. Upon arrival, after unpacking inspection, the satellite’s various status indicators were normal-the test team’s transportation research was a complete success

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