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Andrew Jones
Journalist reporting on China's space programme. Correspondent for ; Contributing Editor at | andrew.w.jones-at-protonmaildotcom
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
Replying to @AJ_FI
Jielong-1 (Smart Dragon-1) payloads: 65 kg "QianSheng-1 (01)" ~2 m resolution imaging sat developed by Qiansheng Exploration (CAST imager); XingShiDai-5 (Star age-5) jointly developed by MinoSpace & ADA-Space; TianQi-2 (Apocalypse-2) IoT sat from by Guodian Gaoke.
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
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Jielong-1 liftoff.
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
Replying to @AJ_FI
Launchstuff has a top thread with loads of media, including the promo video above.
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
Replying to @AJ_FI
Here's a promo video for Jielong-1 by China Rocket co. ltd., (see source for full footage).
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
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Red screen following launch and mission control.
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
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Launch was conducted using a TEL truck.
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
Replying to @AJ_FI
Here's liftoff, with longer footage from the source:
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
At 04:11 UTC (12:11 am Eastern) Jielong-1, a solid microlauncher developed by a commercial spin-off from state-owned CASC, launched successfully from Jiuquan, lofting 3 small satellites.
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Chris Johnson Aug 16
Some of my thoughts on this fiasco (and more importantly, hiding your payload from the government(s) responsible under ) are here. Have a look
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Andrew Jones Aug 16
Replying to @Denis_Grodent
Works for me (very slowly). There's a brochure out there too.
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Rocket Lab Aug 16
Electron is vertical on the pad for the mission! Lift-off is currently targeted for no earlier than 13:29 UTC (01:29 NZST). Ground winds are picking up, but launch is tracking green for now.
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Andrew Jones Aug 15
Replying to @SmileSimplify
That's RLV-T5, and next time will be km-level test. Then larger RLV-T6 (~100 km), then New Line 1.
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Andrew Jones Aug 15
NewLine-1 to be capable of carrying 200 kilograms to 500 km SSO (or ~150 kg reusable IIRC).
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Eric Berger Aug 15
A semi-private Chinese company, Linkspace, has released video of a launch and landing test of an 8.1-meter tall test vehicle. It rose 300 meters.
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zengxingguo Aug 15
Mars Globe with nonmenclature in Chinese...(using viking data)
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Andrew Jones Aug 14
A Twenty-First-Century Sputnik Moment: China’s Mozi Satellite
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Chris Johnson Aug 13
This story is quite remarkable for its implications for , the fact that private actors took it upon themselves to interpret & apply provisions of int'l law, applicable to nation States, & surreptitiously violate them on behalf of the State
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ISRO Aug 13
Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) maneuver was performed today (August 14, 2019) at 0221 hrs IST as planned. For details please see Here's the view of Control Centre at ISTRAC, Bengaluru
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Bryce Space Tech Aug 13
. reaches 300 meters with launch and landing test. The company carried out its third low-altitude untethered launch and landing test of its RLV-T5 tech demonstrator in the latest step in developing a reusable orbital launch vehicle:
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