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On this year launch calendar year 2023 CNSA –China National Space Administration  launching from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center – Inner Mongolia –China – People’s Republic of China there is going to is preparing for multi-launch missions such as Ares 16. It will start high-intensity launches in May and will strengthen model quality control at the same time……. Dongfeng Aerospace City in May is full of spring tides and vitality. The scientific and technical personnel in the test and launch department of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center are busy in full swing. In the launch area and technical area, teams of rockets and satellite models of various types are undergoing intense testing and launch preparations, making every effort to prepare for various space launch missions led by the Shenzhou 16 manned mission.

In late April, the Shenzhou mission has fully entered the implementation stage. The spacecraft installation and testing room of this department is responsible for the command task of the launch site support of the payload system, and is responsible for the test and launch support of the astronaut system and spacecraft system at the launch site. “Aiming at the staged resource conflicts caused by changes in the technical status of the Shenzhou 16 spacecraft and multiple missions in parallel, we implemented a full-process, all-round quality control for the spacecraft products, formulated comprehensive safeguards, and coordinated with the test team to schedule plan to form a set of reasonable mission processes to ensure that all work is carried out in an orderly manner.” Zhang Yaoyao, the general manager of the spacecraft, said.

At present, the department has completed the technical transformation of the manned space launch site’s infrastructure and equipment maintenance and inspection work. In the follow-up, it will conduct status review and operation assessment of the launch area facilities and equipment, and various preparations are being carried out in an orderly manner.

“This year, it is normal for the central launch site to carry out multi-satellite and multi-array missions in parallel. Starting in May, the launch site will continue to carry out high-density launch missions. We will carefully prepare, organize and implement carefully to ensure that the high-density missions are successively successful and successful. We have won all battles,” said Chen Ruibo, a member of the comprehensive planning department.

In recent years, commercial aerospace has entered a stage of rapid development and has become an indispensable part of China’s aerospace industry. The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is the first domestic launch site open to private commercial aerospace companies. To this end, the department has specially set up a civil and commercial aerospace launch team, a professional cryogenic liquid rocket team, etc., to give strong support to civil and commercial aerospace in terms of technical disclosure, quality control, and process control.

The launch support team actively explores a scientific and efficient support mode in view of the fact that solid rocket tasks are faced with multi-model, multi-task serial and parallel implementation, and high-load operation of equipment: vigorously promote the modularization of personnel formation, the precision of job integration, the standardization of operating procedures, and strong grasp The test order is regular and the safety system is strict. “Our test and launch team also pays attention to technology deepening, implements directional training of talents, systematic training, and continuously improves the compound ability of test and launch to carry out multi-model tasks; the technical support team strengthens the operation monitoring of facilities and equipment, refines and coordinates various resources of the solid rocket launch site , The carrying capacity of the launch site continues to increase.” said Zhang Hexiang, the technical coordinator of the launch site for a certain type of mission.

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