At 1750 Hours Hong Kong Beijing Time on a very clear 29th March Tuesday 2022 2022, China- People’s Republic of China- CNSA –China National Space Administration Successfully launched the New Next Generation Long March 6 Chang Zheng 6 carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Shanxi Province …… modified carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, carrying the Pujiang 2 and The Tiankun-2 satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success.
The launch vehicle is a new generation of non-toxic and non-polluting launch vehicle in China – People’s Republic of China. It is the first solid bundled launch vehicle in my country and is used to launch satellites in sun-synchronous orbit. The Pujiang-2 satellite is mainly used for scientific experimental research, land and resources census and other tasks, and the Tiankun-2 satellite is mainly used for the experimental verification of space environment detection technology. This mission is the 412th flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles.
Four hours before the launch of the rocket, all front-end operators evacuated the tower, and the rocket completed the subsequent launch process through unattended technology. The unattended technology of the Long March 6 rocket has achieved three “firsts” in my country in the field of delivery: the first use of automatic docking and filling technology, which can realize automatic filling of remote full-process propellants; The ground connector automatically falls off at the moment of take-off; after the first propellant filling, there is no personnel on duty at the front end of the launch site, which effectively ensures the safety of the rocket launch mission and is also the model’s firm practice of the “people-oriented” concept
“Tiankun-2” satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit, the solar panels were deployed smoothly, the subsystems were in normal working condition, and the launch mission was a complete success. Chang Zheng Long March 6 modified carrier rocket successfully made its first flight
The “Tian Kun 2” satellite is a new technology test satellite developed by the Space Engineering Company of the Second Academy of Aerospace Science and Industry of China. On March 3, 2017, the first satellite “Tiankun-1” independently developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation with completely independent intellectual property rights was successfully launched, expanding the spectrum of my country’s small low-orbit universal satellite platform. The “Tiankun-2” satellite inherits the characteristics of high functional density of the “Tiankun-1” satellite, and at the same time has a lower cost and a smaller size. It is another innovative achievement with a leading domestic level. Satellites have high functional density, strong mission capabilities, and good cost performance. They can meet the functional requirements of diverse and complex tasks such as space scientific exploration, in-orbit services, and new technology verification, and effectively improve the adaptability of small satellites to space multi-tasking.
The “Tiankun-2” satellite adopts an integrated design concept, with a highly integrated electronic unit as the core, and the platform and payload are tightly coupled. The main purpose of this experiment is to verify a number of key technologies such as new attitude and orbit control algorithms, multi-functional flexible cladding materials, and computational optical imaging….
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