High-resolution satellites take off again, Xichang Satellite Launch Center succeeds in a new round of high-density missions
China News Service, Beijing, October 12 (Guo Chaokai, Wang Yulei, Huang Guochang) At 0:57 on October 12, Beijing time, the Long March 3B carrier rocket lifted the Gaofen 13 satellite at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Soar into the sky. This launch is the first battle of a new round of high-density missions for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center this year, and it is also the first launch after a centralized upgrade of the ground system equipment and facilities at the Xichang Launch Site.
“Since this year, the center has been fighting against the epidemic and traveling to the sky, and has successively captured the first flight of Long March 5B, Beidousan The success of major missions such as the final launch of the global network of the global network and the Tianwen-1 Mars probe.” said Zhang Xueyu, director of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, “the center will also implement the Chang’e-5 and other 10 space launch missions, the Xichang launch site averages once every half a month, the shortest interval is 5 days, and the Wenchang launch site has many national-level major projects Unfolding in succession, the two fields are parallel, the density is unprecedented, the launch capacity is approaching the limit, and it will always be saturated.”
At 0:57 on October 12th, Beijing time, China used the Long March III at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The No. B carrier rocket successfully launched the Gaofen 13 satellite into the air, and the satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit. Gaofen 13 satellite is a high-orbit optical remote sensing satellite, mainly used in the fields of national land survey, crop yield estimation, environmental management, weather warning and forecast, and comprehensive disaster prevention and mitigation, and can provide information services for national economic development. Photo by Guo Wenbin
In the past National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, the scientists and technicians of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center actively prepared for the follow-up launch mission. Minus 80 minutes, minus 40 minutes, minus 30 minutes, minus 15 minutes…Opening the mission plan of the Gaofen 13 satellite, the execution time of the entire mission has been refined to minutes. Each sub-system, In each link, there will be a corresponding person responsible for testing, inspection and confirmation. The results are finally summarized to the 01 commander Yin Xiangyuan, and then various parameters, requirements and statuses are comprehensively judged, and finally instructions are issued.”I am very fortunate and very proud to be able to participate in the great journey of building a powerful aerospace country!” Yin Xiangyuan said.
The reporter learned during this launch mission that a tower renovation project at Station 2 of the Xichang Launch Site shortened the joint operation time from 3-4 days to 1 day; The transformation of the cooling system and the hydrogen-fueled oxygen exhaust system has realized the localization of key core components; the construction of the UPS battery online monitoring system has realized intelligence and unmanned… a series of data records the struggling posture of Xichang Aerospace personnel.
Taking only July-September this year as an example, the Xichang launch site completed more than 20 related target modification projects, which greatly improved the reliability, stability and safety of the launch site equipment, and effectively promoted the launch site The core technology is domestically controlled and independently, laying a more solid technical foundation for the implementation of subsequent high-density tasks. (End)
Source:China News Net