On the 23nd June 2022 on a Modest rain filled Day in CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China At late morning 1022 Hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time on an. China successfully launched Satellites using the Chang Zheng Long March 2D carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province, China – People’s Republic of China …..
On that day also On June 23th 2022, the Chang Zheng Long March 2D Yao 64 carrier rocket was successfully launched. On June 26, the de-orbit system configured on the rocket load bay successfully deployed the de-orbit sail device in orbit. This is the largest off-orbit sail product in China at present, with a sail surface area of 25 square meters in a fully unfolded state. With its pilotage, the launch vehicle load bay weighing about 300 kilograms will re-enter the atmosphere within 2 years, releasing valuable orbital resources and reducing space debris.
The off-orbit sail is a thin-film structure that can be deployed on a satellite (or spacecraft) and can be deployed autonomously in space. The windward area uses the aerodynamic resistance formed by the thin atmosphere in the low-orbit environment to slowly decelerate the satellite and gradually leave the original orbit.
Without de-orbit measures, a 700-kilometer-high, 15-kilogram satellite will occupy orbit for 120 years or more after the end of its life; if de-orbit sails are configured, the orbit time can be shortened to less than 10 years . Moreover, the de-orbiting sail is used to implement de-orbiting without consuming fuel. Even if the spacecraft fails or is out of control, de-orbiting can be effectively implemented.
The Chang Zheng Long March 2D Carrier Rocket successfully sent the remote sensing number 30 the satellites A, B and C of the 02 group of No. 5 were sent into the sun-synchronous orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. The three satellites are mainly used for scientific experiments, land and resources census in provisions of mainly used for scientific experiments, land and resources census, agricultural production estimation, disaster prevention and mitigation and other fields and other fields. This is the 424th launch of the Chang Zheng Long March series of launch vehicles.
This launch is the 60th launch of the Chang Zheng Long March 2D carrier rocket, the 159th flight test of the Chang Zheng Long March series of carrier rockets developed by the Eighth Institute, and the 424th launch of the Chang Zheng Long March series of carrier rockets…
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