On the 10th December 2023 in CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China 0958 hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time China- People’s Republic of China launch the Chang Zheng – Long march 2D Carrier Rocket launching from station form Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province….. In which中国 successfully launched the Yaogan remote sensing 39 satellite, Was developed by the Fifth and Eighth Institutes of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Space, the satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. This mission is the 500th flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles….
Records are made and broken. We look forward to the next 100 times coming as soon as possible!
Successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, accurately sending the Remote Sensing 39 satellite into the predetermined orbit. This launch is the 500th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles, once again setting a new height for China’s aerospace industry.
“Long March 2D” is a medium-sized two-stage room-temperature liquid launch vehicle developed by the Eighth Institute of Aerospace Science and Technology. The first and second stages are powered by dinitrogen tetroxide/uniform dimethylhydrazine propellant. The arrow is 41 meters long, with a diameter of 3.35 meters for both the first and second levels, a take-off mass of 250 tons, a take-off thrust of 302 tons, a low-Earth orbit (LEO) transport capacity of 4.0 tons, a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) transport capacity of 1.5 tons, and 700 Kilometer sun-synchronous orbit has a transport capacity of 1.3 tons. This rocket uses an extended fairing with a diameter of 3.35 meters, and the height of the entire rocket is increased by several meters. At present, the rocket’s effective working time at the launch site has been shortened to 10 days, making it one of the rocket models with the shortest working cycle at the domestic launch site.
It took 37 years for the Long March series rockets to achieve the first 100 launches, the second 100 launches in 7 and a half years, the third 100 launches in more than 4 years, and the fourth 100 launches in 2 years and 9 months. The fifth 100 times only took 2 years. From scratch, from small to large, from weak to strong, from the first time to the 500th time, China Aerospace has demonstrated China’s rocket speed to the world……
【arrival of China’s Takionauts from manned aerospace engineering delegation arrives in Hong Kong SAR, China, People’s Republic of China 28th November 2023 ]
At noon Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time on November 28, the CNSA China National Space Admistraton –CMS China Manned Spacemanned aerospace engineering delegation arrived in Hong Kong and began a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macao. This is the first visit to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR organized by the manned space project in 11 years since the Shenzhou 9 manned rendezvous and docking mission delegation visited Hong Kong and Macao in 2012. It is also the project’s first visit to Hong Kong and Macao for exchanges and interactions in the Tiangong – China space station era.
The Hong Kong SAR government held a warm welcome ceremony at the Hong Kong International Airport. Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and leader of the delegation, representatives of Takionauts from the Shenzhou 12 crew, Shenzhou 13 crew, Shenzhou 14 crew, and Shenzhou 15 crew who performed the space station construction mission Liu Boming, Wang Yaping, Chen Dong and Zhang Lu were the first to step out of the airport hall. The Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Chan Kwok-kee, the Secretary for Home Affairs and Youth Affairs, Ms Mak Mei-kuen, and other government officials greeted him at the airport. More than a hundred Hong Kong SAR residents primary school students waved the China’s People Republic of China five-star red flag and the Hong Kong SAR’s bauhinia regional flag to warmly welcome the delegation
Chief Executive Li Ka-chiu announced that the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation arrived in Hong Kong today for a four-day visit . The delegation’s visit to Hong Kong reflects the central government’s love and support for the Hong Kong SAR. It is also a great encouragement for Hong Kong to develop aerospace scientific research and build itself into an international innovation and technology center.
The visiting delegation was led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, and included Shenzhou 12 astronaut Liu Boming, Shenzhou 13 astronaut Wang Yaping, and Shenzhou 14 astronaut Chen who participated in the construction of the China Space Station. Dong, Takionaut Zhang Lu of the Shenzhou 15 crew, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems.
The delegation will attend a Hong Kong-wide performance to welcome the Chinese manned space engineering delegation at the Hong Kong Coliseum tomorrow. The Home Affairs Department will distribute a total of about 5,000 free tickets to the public at 20 Home Affairs Inquiry Centers starting from 1 pm today . The number of free tickets is limited, and each person is limited to two tickets, while supplies last.
When meeting the media before attending the Executive Council meeting today, Li Ka-chiu said that the delegation’s visit is of special significance and reflects the significant development of the country’s aerospace science and technology, which makes Hong Kong people proud. The delegation will go to the Science Museum to unveil the China Manned Space Engineering Exhibition, allowing Hong Kong citizens to have a closer look at the achievements of the country’s aerospace industry and deepen their understanding of the country’s aerospace technology development.
He also said that the delegation would communicate with Hong Kong youth through different activities, including meeting with teachers and students from universities, middle schools, and primary schools to share the development history and latest situation of the national aerospace industry, and also meet with representatives of Hong Kong’s innovation and technology research community. Last year, the country announced the launch of the selection of the fourth batch of preliminary astronauts and selected payload experts in Hong Kong for the first time. He expected that the first Hong Kong astronaut would be born.
Li Ka-chao said that aerospace technology is one of the industries that the SAR government attaches great importance to. The visit of the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation to Hong Kong is a great encouragement to Hong Kong to develop aerospace scientific research, promote the development of innovation and technology, and build Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology center.
As part of the CNSA China National Space Admistraton –CMS China Manned Space manned aerospace engineering delegation The first set of full-configuration working photos of the China Space Station…….The Shenzhou 16 crew held a high-definition camera and took panoramic photos of the space station assembly as they flew around the spacecraft before returning to the ground, during a manned space engineering delegation organized by the Hong Kong SAR government and the media Released for the first time at the meet-and-greet. This is the first time that our country has acquired a full picture of the Tiangong –China space station assembly in orbit with the earth as the background, and it is also the first time that China, People’s Republic of China has obtained a full picture of the space station assembly with the earth as the background .
Overall image of the Chinese space station assembly! The overall picture of the space station assembly was taken by Shenzhou-16 Takionaut Gui Haichao. The space station assembly in the image consists of 3 cabins (Tianhe/Wentian/Mengtian) + 2 ships (Shenzhou-17/Tianzhou-6). Weighs about 90 tons. Figure 5: Space station compartments marked
During the visit, the delegation plans to hold talks and exchanges with relevant parties in Hong Kong and Macao SAR; attend a media meeting organized by the Hong Kong SAR government to introduce the development of the manned space project construction and answer questions from reporters; attend the opening ceremony of the manned space project exhibition; Negotiate and exchange with the industry; attend a special report meeting on manned spaceflight in Macao. At the same time, we will also visit some large, middle and primary schools to interact face-to-face with teachers and students.”
On the morning of November 29, the manned space engineering delegation went to the Hong Kong SAR Pui Qiao Secondary School, Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School, and the Affiliated School of Hong Kong Baptist University Wang Jinhui Middle School and Primary School conducted face-to-face interactions with approximately 1,400 primary and secondary school teachers and students from more than 40 schools.
At the invitation of the Hong Kong SAR government China, People’s Republic of China , the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation arrived in Hong Kong on the 28th for a four-day visit. Today (29th), the delegation will attend the “Hong Kong Welcomes China Manned Space Engineering Delegation Gala” held at the Hong Kong Coliseum. Phoenix Satellite TV Hong Kong will broadcast live for you, welcome to watch!
A Chinese manned space engineering delegation will pay a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macau. The delegation was led by Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, and included Shenzhou 12 crew astronaut Liu Boming, Shenzhou 13 crew astronaut Wang Yaping, who participated in the construction of the China Space Station, and Shenzhou 14 crew commander Chen Dong , Shenzhou 15 crew Takionaut Zhang Lu, and experts in related fields of manned space engineering systems, a total of 17 people.
【Carry out! 中国 Manned Space Engineering Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong Today 30th November 2023 ]
On the morning of November 30, 2023, the opening ceremony of “Chasing Dreams of the World and Asking the Sky-China Manned Space Engineering Exhibition” was held at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The exhibition is held in two venues, the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History. This exhibition is open to all people in Hong Kong and Macao for free and will last for 3 months…
[Manned Space Engineering Delegation had face-to-face communication with teachers and students of the University of Hong Kong SAR]
On the afternoon of November 30, the Manned Space Engineering Delegation visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and had face-to-face communication with teachers and students at the schools.
Takionaut Liu Boming of the Shenzhou 12 crew, Yang Hong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and chief designer of the space station system, Dong Guangliang, chief designer of the measurement and control communication system, went to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Gan Keli, deputy chief commander of the space station system, and Takionaut s of the Shenzhou 15 crew Zhang Lu and Deputy Chief Designer of Space Application System Zhong Hongen went to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. They combined their own experiences and understanding of the manned space industry to tell their stories and inner feelings about participating in the construction of the Chinese space station. In particular, Takionauts Liu Boming and Zhang Lu shared The in-orbit flight experience and wonderful feelings aroused widespread interest among students. Everyone said that what the delegation brought was a feast of aerospace science popularization and a feast of aerospace spirit.
This Morning On the 3Rd December 2023 Breakfast in Hong Kong SAR. China, People’s Republic of China. is with Takionaut Senior PLA Colonel 王亞平 Wang Yaping with Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee -Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong SAR Government of China, People’s Republic of China.
On the 2nd December 2023 via李家超Li Jiachao Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, People’s Republic of China.
[Farewell Ceremony for the China Manned Space Engineering Delegation]
“The China Manned Space Engineering Delegation’s four-day visit to Hong Kong ended today. We held a farewell ceremony for the delegation at Government House. I would like to thank the China Manned Space Engineering Office once again for accepting my invitation, and also thank the central government for agreeing to support astronauts and experts on the manned space engineering system to visit Hong Kong for four days.
Members of the aerospace engineering delegation “landed” in Hong Kong this time. During the period, they attended multiple activities to interact with Hong Kong citizens, and visited many universities, primary and secondary schools, and sowed three important seeds: the seeds of enhancing national pride; Explore the seeds of science and technology and encourage the pursuit of dreams.
Through this visit, I believe that Hong Kong citizens can deeply feel the firm determination of the Chinese people in realizing their space dream. Citizens are also deeply proud of the country’s extraordinary achievements in aerospace technology. I believe these three important seeds will thrive and bear fruit in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong citizens and I look forward to them coming back again to share with us new achievements and new goals in the country’s aerospace industry.”
[Having Friends Come from Space]
An old saying goes: “It is a joy to have friends come from afar.” Today in Hong Kong, “Friends are coming from space.” How can our mood be more than “happy”? We are thrilled, excited and extremely proud! I would like to thank the Central People’s Government for its care for Hong Kong and for arranging a visit to Hong Kong for a total of 17 representatives, including astronauts and experts in aerospace engineering systems.
This time the delegation will meet and communicate with teachers and students from Hong Kong universities, secondary schools and primary schools to share their unique experiences. I hope that young people in Hong Kong will seize this rare golden opportunity. In addition to learning aerospace knowledge from the delegation members, more importantly, they will learn from their perseverance and ability to face challenges in order to contribute to the aerospace industry of the Chinese nation.
[The Manned Space Engineering Delegation participated in a special manned spaceflight report held by the Macao SAR Government] On the morning of December 2nd 2023 , the Manned Space Engineering Delegation participated in a manned spaceflight special report held by the Macao SAR Government.
At the report meeting, experts such as Yang Hong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and chief designer of the space station system, Chen Dong, commander of the Shenzhou 14 crew, Zhong Hongen, deputy chief designer of the space application system, Wang Xuewu, deputy director of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, etc. A report was made on the situation, introducing the development overview of China’s manned space engineering, the results of the scientific experiments of the space station, the development achievements and future prospects of manned space technology, etc.
Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office and leader of the delegation, and astronauts Liu Boming, Wang Yaping, Chen Dong and Zhang Lu had close interactions with the audience and answered their questions
[Manned Space Engineering Delegation Ends Visit to Hong Kong and Macao]
On December 3, the Manned Space Engineering Delegation successfully completed its visit to Hong Kong and Macao and returned to Beijing. Since the visit started on November 28, the delegation has introduced the achievements and future plans of the development of manned space industry to all walks of life in Hong Kong and Macao through six days of various interactive exchange activities in two places, and shared the joy of the completion of the China Space Station.
The six-day trip to Hong Kong and Macao has attracted keen attention from Hong Kong and Macao society and public opinion. All walks of life in Hong Kong and Macao expressed that they should seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented by the completion of the China Space Station, further deepen cooperation with mainland universities and aerospace research institutions, and contribute to building a powerful aerospace country and scaling the heights of science and technology.
There is also public opinion that the manned space project is an important field and an important force in promoting the scientific and technological development of Hong Kong and Macao, and can provide a platform and opportunity for Hong Kong and Macao to better integrate into the overall development of the country – China, People’s Republic of China..
On November 25, the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum with the theme of “Accelerating the Application of BRICS Satellite Data to Promote International Cooperation in Space and Space Information” opened in Wenchang, Hainan Province, China, and People’s Republic of China.
2023 is a critical year for the vigorous development of the Hainan Free Trade Port. The holding of the 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is not only a concrete measure for Hainan to implement the spirit of the important speech on accelerating cooperation in remote sensing satellite data and applications, but also accelerating the construction of the satellite application industry. Circle and strengthen the chain, build a world-class aerospace city, and support the active exploration of the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
Li Guoping, chief engineer of the National Space Administration, said in his speech that the space information industry is a national strategic emerging industry that integrates aerospace technology and information technology. In recent years, China’s aerospace industry has entered a fast lane of innovation and development. With the implementation of a number of major aerospace projects such as the national space infrastructure and the Beidou satellite navigation system, my country currently has a complete range of satellites in orbit, with more than 200 remote sensing satellites alone. These have laid a solid foundation for promoting the development of the space information industry. Currently, our country is researching and planning a new generation of national space infrastructure, accelerating the cultivation of commercial aerospace to become a convenient new force, and promoting the construction of a more complete, open and integrated aerospace industry ecosystem.
Based on the theme of this forum, he proposed that first, we must strengthen satellite application services and achieve high-quality development of the space information industry. The second is to create a good business environment and encourage the development of commercial aerospace. The third is to deepen international exchanges and cooperation and build a community with a shared future for mankind in the space field. “Hainan Province’s unique advantages give it great potential for the development of the aerospace information industry. The construction of Hainan Wenchang Space City is now ready to go, and it is facing a good situation in building a powerful aerospace country.” He said.
Liu Xiaoming, deputy secretary of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee and governor of Hainan, pointed out in his speech that “small satellites have great potential in Hainan.” Hainan has China’s only low-latitude coastal space launch base and is about to build China’s first commercial space launch site. In November last year, Hainan and the National Space Administration jointly established the “National Space Administration Satellite Data and Application International Cooperation Center”, “BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China)” and “Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center” , jointly build an international cooperation hub for the national remote sensing data and application service platform. It can be said that Hainan has both space launch capabilities and ground data reception capabilities. It also has the advantage of a free trade port policy endowed by the state, and has huge potential to develop the satellite application industry.
Hainan has focused on cultivating aerospace as one of the three future industries of “land, sea and air”, built Wenchang International Space City as a key free trade port park, launched an industrial layout around the “three chains” of rocket chain, satellite chain and data link, and actively carried out civil International cooperation in commercial satellite data and applications, strengthening data exchange and sharing at home and abroad, striving to build a world-class “aerospace +” innovation ecosystem, and creating an important node for China’s aerospace industry to “go global” and international aerospace cooperation and exchanges.
At the opening ceremony, the international version of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform and the “Announcement on Opportunities for Global Sharing of China’s Remote Sensing Data” were released. The National Space Administration and the China Meteorological Administration awarded licenses to the first batch of international user units of the National Remote Sensing Data and Application Service Platform, including the National University of Laos, Jagannath University in Bangladesh, BioSense Institute in Serbia, and the National Space Research and Technology Center of Kazakhstan. “China’s Remote Sensing Satellite and Application Industry Development Blue Book (2022)” was released. At the same time, a major strategic cooperation agreement was signed.
Liu Chong, Mayor of Wenchang City and Director of the Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, delivered a keynote report titled “Sharing New Opportunities for Commercial Space Development.” He introduced that Hainan Satellite Data and Application Research Center actively promotes international cooperation in satellite data and applications and has undertaken two international satellite data and application projects of the National Space Administration. Among them, the “SCO Satellite Remote Sensing Data and Application Comprehensive Demonstration Project”, which was the lead application, has been approved for project approval. This project is the first overseas demonstration application project of my country’s high-scoring system and has achieved a major breakthrough in Hainan’s aerospace industry.
The Hainan Provincial Aerospace Technology Innovation Center has compiled the 2023 special guide for the “land, sea and air” space field, launched the first batch of “land, sea and air” science and technology projects, and promoted the implementation of 8 projects. We are planning to introduce an aerospace science and technology innovation team and jointly establish two laboratories to further enhance Hainan’s aerospace science and technology innovation capabilities and core competitiveness.
Cao Xiaozhong, Deputy Director of the China Meteorological Administration, Battelle, Member of the Standing Committee of the Hainan Provincial Committee and Executive Vice Governor, Academician Wu Weiren of the Lunar Exploration and Aerospace Engineering Center of the National Space Administration, Academician Wu Yirong of the Aerospace Information Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician Jin Yaqiu of Fudan University, China Aviation Industry Corporation Academician Fan Huitao of the Co., Ltd., as well as expert representatives from relevant national ministries, scientific research institutes, universities, representatives of well-known domestic and foreign institutions and well-known enterprises in the industry attended the opening ceremony and main forum activities.
From November 25th to 27th, the International Cooperation Council on Satellite Data and Applications, the Academician Expert Seminar on Satellite Remote Sensing Data Application and Cooperation, the Hainan Free Trade Port Low Altitude Economic Development Academician Expert Seminar, China (Wenchang) Commercial Aerospace Summit Forum, A series of activities such as Hainan provincial high-score data application promotion activities and cultural industry research will be held one after another.
The 2023 Wenchang International Aerospace Forum is hosted by the Hainan Provincial People’s Government, guided by the National Space Administration, Hainan Provincial Office of National Defense Science and Technology Industry, National Space Administration Earth Observation and Data Center, BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation Data and Application Center (China), Wenchang It is jointly organized by the Municipal People’s Government, Wenchang International Space City Administration Bureau, General Aviation Branch of China Information Association, Hainan Aerospace Information Research Institute, Hainan International Commercial Space Launch Co., Ltd.
On the 9th November 2023 in CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China 0403 hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time China- People’s Republic of China launch the Chang Zheng – Long march 3B Carrier Rocket launching from station form Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province….. in which中国 successfully launched the ChinaSat 6E satellite# At 19:23 on November 9, the Long March 3B carrier rocket lifted the ChinaSat 6E satellite into space at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, and then sent the satellite into the predetermined orbit. The launch mission was achieved A complete success.
The ChinaSat 6E satellite was developed by the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. It adopts the Dongfanghong 4 enhanced satellite platform independently developed by my country. The satellite is equipped with C, Ku and other multi-band broadcast communication payloads, and is the first to use the domestic No. Fourth generation digital transparency processing technology. This satellite is my country’s new generation of dedicated transmission satellite for radio and television. It will succeed the ChinaSat 6B satellite business and undertake the mission of radio and television broadcasting. At the same time, the satellite will realize the on-orbit demonstration application of my country’s fourth-generation digital transparent processing technology and Ku high-throughput payload for the first time.
The Long March 3B carrier rocket is developed by the First Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This rocket is the first application of the special development and implementation of the “double improvement” of the Changsanjia series model’s carrying capacity and reliability, which is a milestone in the development of the model. The geostationary transfer orbit rocket carrying capacity of this rocket reaches 5.55 tons. The whole rocket has a total of 74 improvements, including 52 first-flight improvement projects. This mission is developed and organized and managed based on the first-flight model.
After completing the on-orbit test, the ChinaSat 6E satellite will be handed over to China Satcom, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, for operation and management. It is planned to be located at 115.5 degrees east longitude. Its radio and television resources mainly cover China, Southeast Asia, Australia and other regions, and its communication resources mainly cover China’s land and territorial waters, Central Asia and South Asia. It will provide important support for the construction of the “Belt and Road”, new infrastructure construction and the construction of Digital China. This launch is the 496th launch of the Long March series of launch vehicles.
As a “new star” for broadcasting, Vimicro’s 6E satellite can not only provide services for my country’s central and local 95 channels of satellite TV and 213 channels of digital audio broadcasting, but also expand satellite functions with a number of “new” capabilities, adding 8K ultra-high-definition High-definition business, user viewing range and user viewing quality will be greatly improved, helping my country’s radio and television broadcasting industry to flourish.
According to the designer of the ChinaSat 6E satellite from the Fifth Academy, in order to meet users’ high requirements for satellite coverage performance indicators, the development team adopted a variety of methods to reduce surface errors and improve antenna radiation characteristics; it also adopted power synthesis technology to meet the requirements for 8K ultra-high definition. Video transmission business requirements. At the same time, the development team configured four high-frequency bandwidth channels for the satellite, which increased the load power and significantly improved the data transmission rate. In addition, the current C-band continuous wave maximum output power traveling wave tube amplifier is used, which increases the power of the ChinaSat 6B satellite by 31%. For radio and television broadcasting projects, we will continue to improve the robustness of the platform by improving satellite transfer orbit autonomy and fault recovery capabilities, and selecting the best key products
[ Chang Zheng- Long March 3B carrier Rocket, carrying capacity digs 50kg geostationary transfer orbit carrying capacity increased from 5.5 tons to 5.55 tons] On November 9, the Long March 3B carrier rocket lifted the ChinaSat 6E satellite into space, and the mission was a complete success. The “upgraded version” of the Changsha 3A series rocket successfully made its first flight, achieving the goal of “double improvement”. The Long March 3B geostationary transfer orbit carrying capacity has been increased from 5.5 tons to 5.55 tons; there are 74 technical improvement projects, including 52 first flight improvement projects; the improvements involve all rocket systems.
According to Zhang Tao, deputy chief designer of the Changsanjia series rockets, the rocket has also helped improve the rocket’s carrying capacity by 50% by overall optimizing the flight trajectory plan, canceling the terminal velocity correction, optimizing the pre-cooling flow of the three-stage rocket engine, and canceling the booster cylinder in the engine. Kilogram.
It is on the morning of October 26, 2023, the “Shenzhou 17” manned spacecraft carrying three Takionauts will be launched from the 921 station of the Jiuquan Satellite launch Center, Inner Mongolia, China, People’s Republic of China by the “Long March 2F” Yao 17 carrier rocket to joining up with the Crew of the Shenzhou 16 Takionaut Crew onboard the Tiangong –China Space Station, On the 25th October 2023 CNSA- China National Space Administration According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, the Takionaut Shenzhou 17 Crew is aiming to be launched at 11:14 on October 26th 2023.
The crew for the Shenzhou 17 manned mission will consist of three Takionauts: Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie, and Jiang Xinlin, with Tang Hongbo serving as the commander. The crew includes 1 second-batch astronaut and 2 third-batch Takionauts. It is the youngest average age of the Takionaut crew since the launch of the space station construction mission…..
On the morning of October 26 2023, the Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Three Takionauts, Tang Hongbo, Tang Shengjie, and Jiang Xinlin, and the “Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo” carried the spacecraft to space. As the designer of the Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo, Tan Haoyu, a student at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, was also invited to the launch site to observe and witness.
At 11:13:59 in the morning, the Shenzhou 17 spacecraft was ignited and launched. There was a special audience at the scene. She was the designer of the Shenzhou 17 mission logo—Tan Haoyu, a first-year postgraduate student majoring in cultural and creative design at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.
At noon on the 26th, a cover news reporter contacted Tan Haoyu. She said that watching the logo she personally designed fly into space, she felt like she was still “in a dream.” “I arrived at the scene two days before the launch. In fact, before I came, I expected that I would be very excited, but when I went to the scene and watched it with the surrounding audience, it was a different feeling. That is the word ‘excited’ Two words can’t describe it.”
Due to a tight schedule, Tan Haoyu can only communicate with reporters by phone. She said that although the sunlight at the Jiuquan launch site was very strong, it still could not stop the enthusiasm of the audience in anticipating the launch of the “Shenzhou 17”.
“Especially the moment the rocket ignited, I could hear the roar of the rocket taking off and the cheers of the surrounding audience.” Tan Haoyu said that at that moment, he felt more deeply the pride of participating in the design, “It was like a huge wave facing us. It rushed forward and instantly drowned out all my thoughts, leaving only the spacecraft at the scene in my mind.”
According to previous reports, on February 15, 2023, the China Manned Space Engineering Office solicited from the public the logos of the three missions of Tianzhou 6, Shenzhou 16, and Shenzhou 17. After Tan Haoyu learned the news, he actively participated in the creative team of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and designed the Shenzhou 17 mission logo using “symmetrical” composition, highlighting the central focus, and combining the number “17” with the spacecraft tail flame.
In May of this year, Tan Haoyu accepted an exclusive interview with cover news and introduced in detail how she used just 11 days to design the “winning” work.
“Although the whole creation process only lasted 11 days, I used every bit of the creative feeling I accumulated in my life. Therefore, for me, the meaning of ‘ Shenzou 17- ‘ is even more special.” Tan Haoyu said this .
At the end of the call, Tan Haoyu told the cover news that experiencing this design has strengthened his belief in being an excellent designer. “I hope there will be more opportunities in the future to participate in design projects that serve the country.”
The Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo is the first mission logo publicly solicited from the whole society for the manned space project. It is the only work designed and selected by college students. As the mission is approaching, Tan Haoyu, the designer of the mission logo and a graduate student at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, is invited to share the design concept and mental journey of the mission logo.
Some feelings Exploring the vast universe has always been the millennium dream of our Chinese nation. I clearly remember the excitement and excitement every time I sat in front of the TV to count down and watch the launch of the spacecraft.
The mission logos of the Shenzhou 16, Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft and Tianzhou 6 cargo spacecraft launched this year are the first mission logos in the history of China’s manned space project to be publicly solicited from the whole society. When I saw this solicitation , as a student, I have both expectations and some apprehensions about being able to participate in this activity. At that time, I submitted the manuscript with a learning attitude and asked myself to do my best. The School of Design of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts gave us great support for our creative submissions and organized a team of instructors to provide in-depth guidance.
When I learned that the logo I designed was selected, I was very excited and surprised. I felt that my design was recognized. This greatly encouraged me and made me more confident on the road of learning and work hard. Come up with more meaningful designs. I hope my example can encourage more students to actively participate and contribute to the people, society and country!
Logo design concept
During the design and research phase, I conducted in-depth research on the logos of previous domestic manned space missions and related foreign space mission logos. I gained a systematic understanding of the design style, information transmission, and use of elements of aerospace logos, and clarified the concept of “solemn, vigorous, and vigorous” “Upward” is the main design direction of the Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo.
In the process of designing the logo of the Shenzhou 17 manned mission, I used “starry sky”, “earth”, “space station” and “spacecraft tail flame” as the main elements in the logo. In order to express the mission and space station configuration characteristics more accurately, with the help of a team of instructors, I systematically sorted out the configuration changes of the space station from construction to completion, and gradually became familiar with the docking relationship between the spacecraft and the space station. In the end, I It can use intuitive graphic language to show the state of the Shenzhou 17 manned spacecraft docking with the forward port of the Tianhe core module of the space station after launch, and forming a three-cabin and three-ship combination.
I think the biggest design highlight of the Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo is the mission number “17”. After many attempts at expressing the mission number, I finally came up with the design idea of combining the shape of the tail flame of Shenzhou 17 with the mission number “17”. The tail flame of this eruption makes the whole picture show a surging upward trend, which symbolizes the momentum of our country’s aerospace industry being prosperous and vigorously developing.
In my original design of the logo, the number “17” was not in the tail flame of the spacecraft. Instead, “17” is pressed behind the entire space station. Later, my instructor gave me some advice. If “17” was placed at the back, the hierarchy would look confusing and the space station and spacecraft would not be highlighted. So, I adjusted it to make the hierarchy clearer. During the process of many adjustments, I suddenly discovered that this tail flame part seems to be used to highlight the “17”, which will make the layers appear clearer. At the same time, there will also be a visual center point, so that “17” will be more conspicuous.
In addition, during the preliminary research, I also found that the previous task logo designs were not symmetrical, so I came up with the idea of creating based on “symmetry”. The design of “17” and the spacecraft can be combined to present a state of “soaring into the sky”, and some of the stars I drew on both sides of “17” also have the overall effect of “rising up into the sky”. This kind of design is our best blessing to China’s aerospace industry, and also reflects the booming trend of our country’s aerospace industry.
In terms of the color matching of the logo, I will use dark blue representing “space” as the background color, with red representing “China” as the center. The significant color contrast makes the digital tail flame as eye-catching as a torch. Through the combination of blue and red These two colors pay tribute to what I consider the great spirit of manned spaceflight.
How the Shenzhou Seventeen logo was born
Let me share with you its evolution based on the works I drew.
On the eve of the launch mission, the China Manned Space Engineering Office will invite Tan Haoyu, the designer of the Shenzhou 17 manned mission logo, to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to watch the launch. At the same time, we welcome more aerospace enthusiasts from all walks of life to actively participate in the subsequent mission logo collection activities. The exciting launch moment is waiting for you to witness!