2020-10-13

Xichang Satellite Launch Center opens a new round of high-density missions

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Xinhua News Agency, Xichang, October 12 (Wang Yulei, Huang Guochang) my country successfully launched the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the early morning of the 12th Gaofen 13 satellite. This is the first launch after the centralized upgrade of the ground system equipment and facilities at the Xichang launch site, and it is also the first battle of the new round of high-density missions this year for the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

“By the end of March next year, the center will also perform 10 space launch missions including Chang’e-5, Xichang The launch site is launched every half a month on average, with a shortest interval of 5 days. A number of national-level major projects at the Wenchang launch site under the center have been launched one after another. The two sites are parallel, with unprecedented density, and the launch capacity is approaching the limit.” said Zhang Xueyu, director of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

At 0:57, the autumn breeze of Daliang Mountain was blowing, and the rocket tail flame lit up the night sky. At this moment, the majestic green hills, milky white rockets, bright red national flags and dark blue overalls are all outlined in the Western Sichuan Plateau. Take off picture scroll.

During the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Taqin unit platform operator Shang Meng and his colleagues have been fighting on their posts. They carefully checked the conditions of each platform operating box, each section of hydraulic pipeline, and each mechanical component to ensure the successful launch of the rocket.

“High-altitude operation is the most dangerous, management and maintenance equipment is the most complicated, involves the most interfaces, the recovery work after shooting is the heaviest, and the high-density task conversion is the most urgent. In the past, such a major conversion took at least half a month. The launch density is now high, and we will complete it within a week.” Shang Meng said, behind the cycle compression, everyone “spelled out” the fact that they did not rest during holidays and worked overtime at night.

A tower renovation project shortened the joint operation time from the original 3-4 days to 1 day. The renovation of the heating and cooling system and the hydrogen-fired oxygen exhaust system in the filling room realized the localization of key core components.UPSBattery on-line monitoring system construction realizes intelligent and unmanned… Faced with the demand for space launch, Xichang launch site vigorously strengthened quality control management and technological innovation , To vigorously promote the independent and controllable core technology made in China, laying a technical foundation for the implementation of subsequent high-density tasks

“This is a powerful motherland, where I grew up…” After the rocket lifted off, the launch site, the hilltop signal, and the visiting platform all coincided with the sound of scientific and technical personnel, and the visitors sang”I The Motherland.

“This is a fine tradition of ideological and political education at the center. Inspired by the spirit of patriotism, the center has fought against the epidemic and traveled to the sky this year, and successively won the first flight of Long March No. 5B, Beidou-3 global network final launch, Tianwen-1 Mars rover and other major missions are successful.” Dong, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xichang Satellite Launch Center Chongqing stated that in order to prepare for a new round of high-density launch missions, the center’s scientific and technological workers will continue to operate under pressure, continue to fight, stick to operations, and actively prepare for subsequent launch missions.

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