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At 1851 Hours Morning Hong Kong Beijing Time  on a very clear 14th October 2021 Thursday 2021, China- People’s Republic of China- CNSA –China National Space Administration   Successfully launched  the Long March-Chang Zheng 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Shanxi Province   China successfully launched Long March – Chang Zheng 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to successfully launched the Xihe Solar Probe  also other satellites into orbit…. Making this launch into this mission is the 391th flight of the International Iconic Chang Zheng- Long March series of carrier rockets…..

Successfully launching At 18:51 on October 14, 2021, Beijing time, China used the Long March 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to successfully combine solar Hα spectrum detection with dual super platform science and technology the test satellite was launched into space… . 

The satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit and the launch mission was a complete success. The mission carried and launched an orbital atmospheric density detection test satellite, a commercial weather detection constellation test satellite, a low-orbit navigation enhancement test satellite, a Hede-2 E/F satellite, a traffic test satellite, a Tianyuan-1 satellite, and a Golden Bauhinia satellite-2. , 10 small satellites such as University Student Little Satellite-1 and University Student Little Satellite-2A. This mission is the 391st flight of the Long March series of carrier rocket Exploring the science and technology test satellite “Xihe”. The satellite will realize the world’s first space exploration of solar Hα band spectral imaging, fill the gap in high-quality observation data in the source area of ​​solar bursts, and improve China’s research capabilities in the field of heliophysics. It is of great significance to China’s space scientific exploration and satellite technology development

Southern Polytechnic Tianyuan-1 6U cubic satellite is equipped with a new solid thruster and high specific impulse air-conditioning micro-thrusters] The “Tianyuan-1” launched by Chang Zheng –Long March 2D was launched by the Micro-Nano Satellite Research Center of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology The self-developed six-unit technology experiment and popular science education cube star weighs 10 kilograms and is also the 12th micro-nano satellite developed by the school.

The satellite will conduct on-orbit verification of domestically-made components to enhance the autonomous controllability of China’s space components. The satellite is equipped with a new type of solid thruster and high specific impulse air-conditioning micro-thruster independently developed by Southern Institute of Technology (Figure 3), and China’s first micro-nano satellite solid propulsion application test and orbit maintenance technology test will be carried out in space. The overall structure of the air-conditioning micro-thruster is manufactured by 3D printing technology, and it is integrally formed at one time, which effectively reduces the weight by more than 30%.

In addition, the “Tianyuan-1” satellite will also carry out formation missions with another commercial satellite.

In addition, Southern University of Technology and Nanjing University of Science and Technology have been conducting in-depth cooperation since 2019. This time, primary school students will participate in the development process of the “Tianyuan-1” satellite. As an entry point, the creation of satellite Sunac classes, the formation of a core satellite development team, and the establishment of a new model of aerospace science education that integrates “Cube Star + Courses” with learning and doing, effectively integrates aerospace technology, spirit, culture and other resources with elementary and middle school students’ scientific quality education Effective docking.

Details of the Chang Zheng – Long March 2D Carrier Rocket launch vehicle has a special livery  in which is first anniversary of the 46th World Skills Competition in Shanghai, at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China National Space Administration, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Under the guidance of the company, the Executive Bureau of the 46th WorldSkills Competition and Shanghai Aerospace Technology Research Institute jointly held the launch of the Long March 2D rocket named for the Shanghai WorldSkills Competition. 

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