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On a very 24th February 2022 Thursday Morning in Hainan Province –China –People’s Republic of China….showering in the district area of the Wenchang – Wenchang Spacecraft launch center in which the awesome team at one of many CNSA –China National Space Administration  that China National Space Administration………….. China’s self-developed newly advance medium-sized carrier rocket, the Long March 8, arrived in Wenchang is the Chang Zheng – Long March 8 Yao Carrier Rocket. In set on planned launching on the late February- Early March 2022 Launching schedule …

This morning, the Chang Zheng Long March 8 Carrier Rocket carried out a vertical transfer – VAB- Vertical Assemble Building at the Wenchang Spacecraft Center…… At present, the slewing launch complex platform has been closed and the transfer has ended successfully. The layers of sea fog can’t hide our enthusiasm, and we look forward to seeing the dawn in three days…!

The China Aerospace’s first Chang Zheng Long March 8 Carrier Rocket will deploy 22 satellites” micro-nano starry sky shoulders C position….. In late February 2022, the Chang Zheng Long March 8 Yao 2 Carrier Rocket will perform the “Chang Zheng Long March 8 Carrier Rocket deploying 22 satellites carpool launch mission at the Hainan Wenchang Launch Center. Satellites from 7 units including Micro-Nano Satellites were sent into a 535-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. Both the number of launches and the launch weight set a new record for the launch of 20 satellites with one arrow set by the Chang Zheng Long March 6 Carrier Rocket in 2015. This mission is also the wonderful debut of ” Chang Zheng -Long March 8″ as China’s second-type “shared rocket” to perform a domestic commercial carpool launch mission.


The total weight of the satellites launched by the Chang Zheng -Long March 8 Yao-2 Carrier rocket this time is about 1.7 tons. Among them, the five satellites independently developed and manufactured by Micronano Star have a total weight of more than 800kg, which is close to half of the total weight of the 22 satellites launched this time. The absolute master of launch missions is. Among them, “Taijing 3 01” is a 0.5m resolution visible light remote sensing satellite, the weight of the whole satellite is close to 240kg; “Taijing 4 01” is the first domestic X-band commercial microwave remote sensing satellite (SAR satellite), The resolution is better than 1m, and the weight of the satellite is close to 350kg. These two satellites firmly occupy the center position of the satellite launched by Long March 8 this time.


The 5 satellites launched by Micro-Nano Star this time, except for Wenchang-1 01 and 02 satellites, have the same technical status, all other satellites (Taijing 3 01, Taijing 4 01, Xidian 1) No.) technology status is different, four technology status, parallel development, parallel production, one rocket launch, this is a huge challenge for any satellite company’s research and development capabilities, and the micro-nano star is for each satellite. Elaborately designed the research and development process, constantly breaking through technical difficulties, the research and development team was awake at night, gave up the opportunity to reunite with their families during the Spring Festival, and went 3,000 kilometers to the Hainan launch site, demonstrating the leading satellite development capabilities and tough work style in the domestic commercial aerospace field. .

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