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« Odpowiedź #15 dnia: Styczeń 07, 2020, 11:45 »
Ciekawe, czy drugi start się dziś także odbędzie!

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« Odpowiedź #16 dnia: Styczeń 07, 2020, 18:48 »
Już się odbył i również sukces:
http://www.xinhuanet.com/2020-01/08/c_1125432879.htm


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« Odpowiedź #17 dnia: Styczeń 07, 2020, 21:51 »


LUTY 2020

09    22:39             Wallops 0A        Antares-230+         Cygnus-13


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« Odpowiedź #18 dnia: Styczeń 07, 2020, 21:59 »

STYCZEŃ 2020

07    02:19:00          Canaveral 40      Falcon-9R            Starlink v1.0 x 60
07    15:20:15          Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             TJS-5
__________________________________________________________________________________________
11    23:30             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Yinhe-1
15    02:53             Taiyuan 9         CZ-2D                Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, NuSat-7, NuSat-8
15    ??:??             Sriharikota S     GSLV Mk 2            GISAT-1
16    21:05             Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          Eutelsat Konnect, GSAT-30
27    01:00-03:00       Tanegashima Y1    H-2A/202             IGS Optical-7
3D    ??:??             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
3D    ??:??             Plesieck 43/?     Sojuz-2.1a/Fregat-M  Kosmos (Meridian-9)
??    ??:??             Sriharikota F     SSLV                 DefenseSat A

LUTY 2020

05/12 ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-M)
06    04:27-06:27       Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/411          SolO
09    22:39             Wallops 0A        Antares-230+         Cygnus-13
09    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
0?    ??:??             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
17    ??:??             Kodiak 3B         Astra                NSLSAT-1
19    ??:??             Mojave 12/30      B-747/LauncherOne    MiniCarb, PAN A, PAN B, STP-27VP (x 8?)
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
??    ??:??             Sriharikota S     PSLV-QL              RISAT-2BR2, KSM-1, 2, 3, 4, Lemur-2z x 4
??    21:05             Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          JCSat-17, GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
??    ??:??             Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             Beidou-3 G2Q
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       GSLV Mk 2            GSAT-32
??    ??:??             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Xingyun-2 01 i Xingyun-2 02

MARZEC 2020

01    ??:??             KSC 39A           Falcon-9R            Dragon-20
0?    01:53             Kourou ELS        Sojuz-ST-A/Fregat-M  Falcon Eye 2
1?    ??:??             Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/551          AEHF-6
30    ??:??             Bajkonur 200/39   Proton-M/Briz-M      Ekspress-80, Ekspress-103
3D    ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-K)
3D    ??:??             Kourou ZLV        Vega                 SSMS POC (kilkadziesiąt różnych satelitów)
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       PSLV                 Cartosat-3B
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
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« Odpowiedź #19 dnia: Styczeń 09, 2020, 00:38 »
Chiński satelita wczesnego uprzedzania
  07.01. o 15:20:14,977 z Xichang wystrzelona została RN CZ-3B/G2, która wyniosła na orbitę o parametrach: hp=200 km,
ha=35811 km, i=27,46° geostacjonarnego satelitę wczesnego ostrzegania TJS-5.
http://lk.astronautilus.pl/n200101.htm#02

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CTTykjvDg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CTTykjvDg</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_CTTykjvDg

Rakietowy początek 2020 roku
BY KRZYSZTOF KANAWKA ON 7 STYCZNIA 2020

Siódmego stycznia doszło do dwóch startów rakiet: Falcona 9 z Florydy oraz CZ-3B z Xichang. Były to pierwsze starty rakiet orbitalnych w 2020 roku.

CZ-3B wynosi tajnego (lub eksperymentalnego) satelitę

Drugi start w 2020 roku nastąpił 7 stycznia o godzinie 16:20 CET. O tej godzinie z kosmodromu Xichang nastąpił start rakiety CZ-3B. Na pokładzie tej rakiety znalazł się piąty satelita Tongxin Jishu Shiyan Weixing (TJSW-5). Satelita został wprowadzony na orbitę transferową GTO. Co ciekawe, chińskie źródła sugerują, że TJSW-5 jest eksperymentalnym satelitą telekomunikacyjnym. Niektóre zachodnie źródła sugerują, że TJSW-5 jest satelitą o tajnym przeznaczeniu, być może typu “signals intelligence”. Dostępne źródła sugerują, że zadaniem tego satelity jest nasłuch różnych źródeł radiowych w zakresie od 200 MHz do 2,5 GHz.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WwXTt5t_s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WwXTt5t_s</a>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5WwXTt5t_s&feature=emb_title

CZ-3B wynosi TJSW-5 – 07.01.2020 / Credits – CCTV

Jaki będzie 2020 rok? Wielu komentatorów branży kosmicznej przewiduje ponad 100 startów różnych rakiet. Z pewnością zobaczymy w tym roku zwiększoną częstotliwość startów amerykańskich (częściowo za sprawą firmy SpaceX, ale nie tylko!), z pewnością także często będą startować rakiety z Chin. Coraz częściej będą startować nowe konstrukcje, w szczególności te obsługujące małe satelity. W tym roku nastąpią także starty poza bezpośrednie otoczenie Ziemi – w szczególności ku planecie Mars.

(SpaceX, PFA, NSF)
https://kosmonauta.net/2020/01/rakietowy-poczatek-2020-roku/#prettyPhoto

https://www.forum.kosmonauta.net/index.php?topic=3863.msg140163#msg140163

China successfully launches new communication technology experiment satellite
Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-08 00:40:12|Editor: huaxia

A new communication technology experiment satellite is launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 7, 2020. The satellite will be used in communication, radio, television and data transmission, as well as high throughput technology test. (Photo by Guo Wenbin/Xinhua)

XICHANG, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- China sent a new communication technology experiment satellite into space from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 11:20 p.m. (Beijing Time), Tuesday.

The satellite has entered the preset orbit. It will be used in communication, radio, television and data transmission, as well as high throughput technology test.

The satellite was launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 324th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

The new satellite and the carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/08/c_138685999.htm

China’s first launch of 2020 lofts mystery payload
January 7, 2020 Stephen Clark


A Long March 3B rocket lifts off Tuesday with the TJS 5 satellite. Credit: People’s Daily

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket launched a satellite Tuesday toward a position in geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) above Earth. Chinese state media claimed the mysterious spacecraft has a communication and television broadcast mission, but analysts believe it could enter service for the Chinese military.

The Long March 3B launcher lifted off from the Xichang space center in southwestern China’s Sichuan province at 1520 GMT (10:20 a.m. EST; 11:20 p.m. Beijing time) Tuesday, Chinese state media reported.

Four liquid-fueled strap-on engines gave an extra boost to the three-stage, 184-foot-tall (55-meter) rocket as it arced toward the east from Xichang, setting off on China’s first satellite launch of 2020.

The Long March 3B’s third stage was expected to deploy the satellite, designated TJS 5, into an elliptical geostationary transfer orbit with an apogee, or high point, stretching more than 22,000 miles above Earth.

Chinese state media declared the launch was a success. U.S. military tracking data later confirmed the satellite was deployed into the expected orbit.

The TJS 5 satellite is the fifth in a line of Chinese missions that have intrigued Western analysts. The first TJS satellite launched in 2015, and the timing and circumstances of the TJS 5 launch suggest a similarity with the deployment of the TJS 5 spacecraft in January 2017.

The TJS 2 and TJS 5 satellites were both manufactured by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, according to Chinese media reports. And both satellites launched from Xichang atop Long March 3B rockets in early January, with liftoff times separated by just two minutes.

Chinese state television said that TJS 5 satellite will support communications, television broadcast, data transmission and other services. But China’s government-run media apparatus often identifies the owner or end user of the country’s other satellites.

That was not the case with the TJS series of satellites.

Analysts speculated the TJS 2 satellite launched in 2017 may have a military mission, such providing as missile detection and early warning services to the Chinese armed forces.

Like the TJS 2 spacecraft, the TJS 5 satellite is expected to use its own thrusters to maneuver into a circular geostationary orbit nearly 22,300 miles (35,800 kilometers) above the equator.

Tuesday’s launch was the first of more than 40 Chinese satellite deployment missions planned in 2020, following a busy 2019 that saw Chinese rockets perform 34 orbital launch attempts, with 32 successes.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/07/chinas-first-launch-of-2020-lofts-mystery-payload/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/long-march-3b-launch-opens-chinas-busy-2020-schedule/

TJS 5 (Huoyan-1 02 ?)  https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/tjs-2.htm
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« Odpowiedź #20 dnia: Styczeń 09, 2020, 13:52 »
Kurcze , tak przejrzałem i tylko jeden lot komercyjny (dla NASA) w wykonaniu SpaceX w I kwartale. Grubo :-(.

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« Odpowiedź #21 dnia: Styczeń 09, 2020, 15:28 »
Jeśli lot na zamówienie rządowe potraktować jako komercyjny...

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« Odpowiedź #22 dnia: Styczeń 09, 2020, 15:54 »
Jeśli lot na zamówienie rządowe potraktować jako komercyjny...
           ... w tamtym roku wyssali wszystko, co daloby sie poslaw w kosmos. IMHO, bez zmian ITAR, nie ma co liczyc aby cos sie zmienilo.
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« Odpowiedź #23 dnia: Styczeń 14, 2020, 11:36 »

STYCZEŃ 2020

07    02:19:00          Canaveral 40      Falcon-9R            Starlink v1.0 x 60
07    15:20:15          Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             TJS-5
__________________________________________________________________________________________
15    02:53             Taiyuan 9         CZ-2D                Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, NuSat-7, NuSat-8
16    03:00             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Yinhe-1
16    21:05-23:00       Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          Eutelsat Konnect, GSAT-30
27    01:00-03:00       Tanegashima Y1    H-2A/202             IGS Optical-7
3D    ??:??             Sriharikota S     GSLV Mk 2            GISAT-1
3D    ??:??             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
3D    ??:??             Plesieck 43/?     Sojuz-2.1a/Fregat-M  Kosmos (Meridian-9)
??    ??:??             Sriharikota F     SSLV                 DefenseSat A

LUTY 2020

05/12 ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-M)
06    04:27-06:27       Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/411          SolO
09    22:39             Wallops 0A        Antares-230+         Cygnus-13
09    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
0?    ??:??             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
17    ??:??             Kodiak 3B         Astra                NSLSAT-1
19    ??:??             Mojave 12/30      B-747/LauncherOne    MiniCarb, PAN A, PAN B, STP-27VP (x 8?)
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
??    ??:??             Sriharikota S     PSLV-QL              RISAT-2BR2, KSM-1, 2, 3, 4, Lemur-2z x 4
??    21:05             Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          JCSat-17, GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
??    ??:??             Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             Beidou-3 G2Q
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       GSLV Mk 2            GSAT-32
??    ??:??             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Xingyun-2 01 i Xingyun-2 02

MARZEC 2020

01    ??:??             KSC 39A           Falcon-9R            Dragon-20
0?    01:53             Kourou ELS        Sojuz-ST-A/Fregat-M  Falcon Eye 2
1?    ??:??             Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/551          AEHF-6
30    ??:??             Bajkonur 200/39   Proton-M/Briz-M      Ekspress-80, Ekspress-103
3D    ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-K)
3D    ??:??             Kourou ZLV        Vega                 SSMS POC (kilkadziesiąt różnych satelitów)
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       PSLV                 Cartosat-3B
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
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« Odpowiedź #24 dnia: Styczeń 14, 2020, 13:28 »
Statek Yuanwang 21 dostarczył już rakietę CZ-7A na kosmodrom Wenchang na wyspie Hajnan. Należy się spodziewać startu w marcu. Prawdopodobnie  ładunkiem będzie kolejny z eksperymentalnych satelitów TSJW-6 (poprzedni TSJW-5 był wysłany 7.01 za pomocą CZ-3B/G2).
https://vk.com/chinaspaceflight
http://www.calt.com/n482/n498/c14641/content.html



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« Odpowiedź #25 dnia: Styczeń 15, 2020, 11:14 »
Rakieta CZ-2D wystartowała dzisiaj z sukcesem i dostarczyła na orbitę m.in. nowego satelitę teledetekcyjnego konstelacji Jilin-1, o którym szerzej tutaj: http://www.forum.kosmonauta.net/index.php?topic=100.msg140374#msg140374


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« Odpowiedź #26 dnia: Styczeń 16, 2020, 22:08 »

STYCZEŃ 2020

07    02:19:00          Canaveral 40      Falcon-9R            Starlink v1.0 x 60
07    15:20:15          Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             TJS-5
15    02:53:05          Taiyuan 9         CZ-2D                Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, NuSat-7, NuSat-8
16    03:02             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Yinhe-1
16    21:05-23:00       Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          Eutelsat Konnect, GSAT-30
__________________________________________________________________________________________
20   ~17:20             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
24    10:00-12:00       Plesieck 43/?     Sojuz-2.1a/Fregat-M  Kosmos (Meridian-9)
27    01:00-03:00       Tanegashima Y1    H-2A/202             IGS Optical-7
3D    ??:??             Sriharikota S     GSLV Mk 2            GISAT-1
??    ??:??             Sriharikota F     SSLV                 DefenseSat A

LUTY 2020

05/12 ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-M)
06    04:27-06:27       Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/411          SolO
09    22:39             Wallops 0A        Antares-230+         Cygnus-13
09    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
0?    ??:??             Canaveral 40      Falcon-9             Starlink v1.0 x 60
17    ??:??             Kodiak 3B         Astra                NSLSAT-1
19    ??:??             Mojave 12/30      B-747/LauncherOne    MiniCarb, PAN A, PAN B, STP-27VP (x 8?)
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
??    ??:??             Sriharikota S     PSLV-QL              RISAT-2BR2, KSM-1, 2, 3, 4, Lemur-2z x 4
??    21:05             Kourou 3          Ariane-5ECA          JCSat-17, GEO-KOMPSAT-2B
??    ??:??             Xichang           CZ-3B/G2             Beidou-3 G2Q
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       GSLV Mk 2            GSAT-32
??    ??:??             Jiuquan           KZ-1A                Xingyun-2 01 i Xingyun-2 02

MARZEC 2020

01    ??:??             KSC 39A           Falcon-9R            Dragon-20
0?    01:53             Kourou ELS        Sojuz-ST-A/Fregat-M  Falcon Eye 2
1?    ??:??             Canaveral 41      Atlas-5/551          AEHF-6
30    ??:??             Bajkonur 200/39   Proton-M/Briz-M      Ekspress-80, Ekspress-103
3D    ??:??             Plesieck 43/3     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat    Kosmos (Uragan-K)
3D    ??:??             Kourou ZLV        Vega                 SSMS POC (kilkadziesiąt różnych satelitów)
??    ??:??             Sriharikota       PSLV                 Cartosat-3B
??    ??:??             Bajkonur 31/6     Sojuz-2.1b/Fregat-M  OneWeb x 34
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Cztery satelity z Taiyuan
  15.01. o 02:53:04,636 z Taiyuan wystrzelona została RN CZ-2D, która wyniosła na orbitę satelity Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, Sophie
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China launches new remote-sensing satellite
Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-15 12:26:44|Editor: mingmei


The new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use Red Flag-1 H9, along with three small satellites, is launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province, Jan. 15, 2020. China sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday morning. The satellite, belonging to the Jilin-1 satellite family, also named Red Flag-1 H9, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 10:53 a.m. Beijing time. The new satellite, developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd., has a super-wide coverage and a resolution at the sub-meter level. It is also capable of high-speed data storage and transmission. Via the same carrier rocket, three small satellites including NewSat7 and NewSat8 developed by an Argentinian company were also sent into space. (Photo by Lu Xing/Xinhua)

TAIYUAN, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday morning.

The satellite, belonging to the Jilin-1 satellite family, also named Red Flag-1 H9, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 10:53 a.m. Beijing time.

The new satellite, developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd., has a super-wide coverage and a resolution at the sub-meter level. It is also capable of high-speed data storage and transmission.

It will work with the 15 satellites of the Jilin-1 family already sent into orbit to form a constellation that will provide remote-sensing data and services for governmental and industrial users.

Via the same carrier rocket, three small satellites including NewSat7 and NewSat8 developed by an Argentinian company were also sent into space.

The Long March-2D carrier rocket was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

Wednesday's launch was the 325th mission of the Long March series carrier rockets.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/15/c_138706417.htm

Argentine smallsats hitch ride with Chinese payloads on Long March rocket
January 15, 2020 Stephen Clark


A Long March 2D rocket lifts off from the Taiyuan space base Wednesday with four satellites on-board. Credit: Xinhua

Two Earth-imaging microsatellites built and owned by the Argentine company Satellogic launched on a Long March 2D rocket from China Wednesday, sharing a ride into orbit with two Chinese spacecraft.

The ÑuSat 7 and 8 satellites — each about 45 kilograms (100 pounds) — lifted off on a two-stage, liquid-fueled Long March 2D rocket at 0253 GMT Wednesday (9:53 p.m. EST Tuesday) from the Taiyuan launch base in northern China’s Shanxi province.

The Long March 2D booster took off at 10:53 a.m. Beijing time and placed its four payloads into an orbit 300 miles (480 kilometers) above Earth with an inclination of 97.3 degrees to the equator, according to U.S. military tracking data.

Wednesday’s launch was successful, according to China Great Wall Industry Corp., the state-owned entity responsible for marketing and selling Long March launch services on the international market.

Two Chinese satellites launched on the Long March 2D booster alongside Satellogic’s two Earth-imaging payloads.

The largest spacecraft deployed by the Long March 2D rocket was a new satellite for the Jilin 1 fleet of Earth-imaging stations owned by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. The Jilin 1 satellite delivered to space Wednesday has a new type of optical camera with a wide field-of-view and high resolution, and is also capable of high-speed data transmission, according to Chinese officials.

It was the 16th spacecraft launched in the Jilin 1 fleet since 2015.

A nanosatellite named Tianqi 5 — or Tianqi 2-03 in some reports — was also on Wednesday’s Long March 2D launch. The small Tianqi satellite was launched for Guodian Gaoke, a Beijing-based company, for a communication and data relay mission.


Satellogic’s ÑuSat 7 and ÑuSat 8 satellites. Credit: Satellogic

Satellogic says the two ÑuSat satellites launched Wednesday bring the company’s total number of spacecraft in orbit to 10.

Headquartered in Buenos Aires with a satellite manufacturing facility in Montevideo, Uruguay, Satellogic is building a fleet of satellites to cover the globe with visible, hyperspectral and infrared imagery. The company is one of several startups active in the commercial Earth-imaging market, along with Planet, BlackSky, ICEYE, and others.

Satellogic plans to deploy a fleet of 90 microsatellites primarily using Chinese rockets. The company inked a deal last year with China Great Wall to provide launch services for 90 small satellites on Long March 2D and Long March 6 rockets.

The ÑuSat 7 and 8 satellites launched Wednesday are based on Satellogic’s ÑuSat “Mark 4” design, and each spacecraft hosts a multispectral color camera with a resolution of about 3.3 feet, or 1 meter, and a hyperspectral imager with a resolution of about 100 feet, or 30 meters.

The new satellites are named Sophie and Marie after Sophie Germain, the mathematician and physicist, and Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist. Satellogic names its spacecraft after important women scientists.

Satellogic confirmed both new satellites were alive and healthy after Wednesday’s launch. Ground teams established communication with each spacecraft to begin post-launch commissioning and testing.

Satellogic says its satellite fleet will provide remote sensing, reconnaissance and environmental monitoring services for applications in agriculture, forestry, energy, finance and insurance, and critical infrastructure.

The company announced in December the conclusion of a $50 million funding round to scale up the satellite constellation.

Another ÑuSat microsatellite is slated to launch from French Guiana on an Arianespace Vega rocket in March, followed by a dedicated Long March 6 flight from China later this year with as many as 13 ÑuSat payloads.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/15/argentine-satellites-hitch-ride-with-chinese-payloads-on-long-march-2d-rocket/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/long-march-2d-kuanfu-1-co-passengers/

Jilin-1 Wideband-01 (Jilin-1 Kuanfu-01, Hongqi-1 H9) https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/jilin-1-wideband-01.htm
ÑuSat 7 (Aleph-1 7, Sophie) https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/nusat-1.htm
ÑuSat 8 (Aleph-1 8, Marie)
Tianqi 5 (Xinzhou/Yunjiang) https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/tianqi-1.htm

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  16.01. o 03:02 z Jiuquan wystrzelona została RN KZ-1A, która wyniosła na orbitę satelitę telekomunikacyjnego Yinhe-1.
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China's first civilian HD mapping satellite in service for eight years
Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-16 01:52:26|Editor: yan

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's first civilian high-definition mapping satellite Ziyuan III 01 has celebrated its 8th birthday in orbit.

Despite its five-year design life, it continues to collect data, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Wednesday.

Since it was launched in January 2012, the satellite has sent back 3D data covering 79 million square kilometers of the globe as of Dec. 31, 2019.

It has enabled China to produce 1:50,000-scale maps, ridding the country's dependence on imports of satellite images, according to the ministry.

The Ziyuan III 01 is tasked with providing data for the country's land-resources investigation, disaster prevention, agriculture development, environmental surveying and urban planning.

The satellite has offered services to more than 40 countries and regions over the past eight years, the ministry said.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/16/c_138707860.htm

Kuaizhou 1A rocket lofts Chinese broadband test satellite
January 16, 2020 Stephen Clark

A solid-fueled Kuaizhou 1A launcher carried a commercial broadband communications satellite into orbit Thursday for GalaxySpace, a Chinese company that says it plans to launch up to 144 spacecraft for a space-based 5G network in the next few years.

The light-class Kuaizhou 1A rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan space base at 0302 GMT Thursday (10:02 p.m. EST Wednesday), according to a statement from the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp., the government-owned contractor that owns Expace, a commercial subsidiary responsible for Kuaizhou 1A launches.

Liftoff occurred at 11:02 a.m. Beijing time.

U.S. military tracking data indicated the Kuaizhou 1A delivered its payload to an orbit ranging between 385 miles (621 kilometers) and 395 miles (637 kilometers), with an inclination of 86.4 degrees to the equator.

The 500-pound (227-kilogram) satellite launched Thursday will perform technology verification tests for GalaxySpace, which plans to deploy up to 144 satellites in low Earth orbit to provide Q-band, V-band and Ka-band broadband services in the next few years.

The satellite is named Yinhe 1, and also known as Galaxy 1, or GS-SparkSat-03.

GalaxySpace says it wants to create a global 5G network using a network of small satellites to support infrastructure development, the airline and maritime industries, emergency and disaster responders, and offer a supplement to terrestrial Internet networks for regions outside the reach of ground-based connectivity.

GalaxySpace was founded in 2016 and is backed by several Chinese venture capital and investment funds.


Artist’s illustration of the Yinhe 1, or Galaxy 1, satellite. Credit: GalaxySpace

Thursday’s launch was the fourth third flight to orbit by a Chinese rocket in 2020, and the eighth flight of the light-class Kuaizhou 1A rocket. All of the Kuaizhou 1A launches to date have been successful.

Expace has performed six Kuaizhou 1A missions in the last five months, including back-to-back Kuaizhou 1A launches on the same day from separate launch pads at China’s Taiyuan spaceport in December.

Kuaizhou means “speedy vessel” in Chinese, a name indicative of its purpose as a satellite launcher that can be readied for liftoff in a short time period. The rocket — likely derived from Chinese ballistic missile technology — launches from a road-mobile transporter.

The Kuaizhou 1A rocket is one of several new Chinese smallsat launchers.

Technical details of the Kuaizhou 1A launcher, capable of injecting 440 pounds (200 kilograms) of payload to a 435-mile-high (700-kilometer) orbit, have not been released by Chinese authorities.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/16/kuaizhou-1a-rocket-lofts-chinese-broadband-test-satellite/

China launches Yinhe-1 commercial low Earth orbit 5G satellite
by Andrew Jones — January 16, 2020


Liftoff of the Kuaizhou-1A light solid rocket from Jiuquan at 10:02 p.m. Eastern Jan. 15 carrying the Yinhe-1 5G satellite. Credit: CASIC

HELSINKI — China carried out its second orbital launch in just over 24 hours late Wednesday, sending the Yinhe-1 commercial 5G satellite into low Earth orbit.

A Kuaizhou-1A solid launch vehicle lifted off from a mobile platform at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:02 p.m. Eastern.

Aboard was the 227-kilogram Yinhe–1 (Galaxy-1) technology verification satellite for Beijing-based communications satellite producer Galaxy Space. Yinhe-1 is expected to test Q/V and Ka band communications at up to 10 Gbps in a target orbit of about 1,156 kilometers.

The satellite, also referred to as GS-SparkSat-03, is part of plans to establish a global 5G constellation based on the ‘low-cost, high-performance’ Galaxy-1 small satellite platform. The platform will be refined based on lessons from on-orbit testing.

Galaxy Space plans to launch 144 satellites for the constellation across the next three years. The firm wants to provide high-speed, low-latency communications services globally, including remote areas.

The satellites have been developed with assistance from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC). The firm has earlier stated that the satellites will be capable of deorbiting near the end of the design lifetime.

Galaxy Space, founded in 2016 by Xu Ming, announced in September that it had secured new funding in a series B round.

Kuaizhou-1A launch cadence

The Kuaizhou-1A is operated by Expace, a commercial subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), a giant defense contractor and missile maker.

The launcher is understood to be derived from missile technology. It consists of three solid stages and a liquid propellant upper stage and is capable of delivering a 200-kilogram payload into a 700-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

The 20-meter-long Kuaizhou-1A is restricted to launch commercial payloads. Main space contractor CASC launches China’s government and military payloads. CASC has its own solid fuel launcher in the Long March 11 which entered service in 2015.

The Kuaizhou-1A has now launched eight times since its inaugural mission in 2017, and six times since August. Expace is preparing to test launch the larger Kuaizhou-11 which may lift as much as 1,000 kilograms to 700-kilometer SSO.

CASIC has its own plans to establish LEO communications constellations, with the Hongyun wideband and Xingyun narrowband projects.

Chinese NewSpace startups have emerged following a late 2014 central government policy shift. This has brought the opening up of the launch and small satellite sectors to private capital.

Chinese publication Future Aerospace reported last year that there were 141 registered commercial aerospace companies in China at the end of 2018. These are spread across launch services, satellite manufacturing and applications, ground stations and other areas. The companies have been aided by the ‘civil-military fusion’ national strategy.

State-run spinoff Expace and private firms including Landspace, iSpace, OneSpace, Linkspace and Galactic Energy are developing launch vehicles with the aim of providing low-cost launch services domestically and beyond.

China’s 2020 launch plans

The Wednesday mission was China’s third of 2020. Yinhe-1 follows the launch of the classified TJS-5 satellite to GTO from Xichang and a Long March 2D from Taiyuan sending four satellites to LEO late Tuesday. The latter mission included two new ÑuSats for Argentina-based remote sensing firm Satellogic.

CASC is planning more than 40 launches in 2020, with commercial and private launches potentially taking China’s overall launch figures to over 50 this year.

SpaceX kicked off 2020 globally with the launch of 60 Starlink satellites, making the company the operator of world’s largest commercial satellite constellation.
https://spacenews.com/china-launches-yinhe-1-commercial-low-earth-orbit-5g-satellite/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/kuaizhou-1a-yinhe-1-china/

Yinhe 1 https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/yinhe-1.htm

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Ariane wyniosła dwa satelity
  16.01. o 21:05 z Kourou wystrzelona została RN Ariane-5ECA, która wyniosła w T+24' 54" na orbitę o parametrach: hp=250 km,
ha=35761 km, i=6° satelity telekomunikacyjne Eutelsat Konnect (Eutelsat BB4A) i GSAT-30.
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Arianespace opens busy year with successful Ariane 5 launch
January 16, 2020 Stephen Clark


The first of up to 22 launches on Arianespace’s schedule in 2020 successfully delivered a commercial European broadband satellite and an Indian communications payload to orbit Thursday using heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket.

The nearly 180-foot-tall (54.8-meter) rocket, propelled by two side-mounted solid-fueled boosters and a hydrogen-fueled core stage, fired away from the ELA-3 launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, at 4:05 p.m. EST (2105 GMT; 6:05 p.m. French Guiana time) Thursday.

Arcing toward the east, the powerful Ariane 5 launcher surpassed the speed of sound in less than a minute as it darted through low clouds hanging over the tropical space base on the northeastern shore of South America.

The solid rocket boosters jettisoned less than two-and-a-half minutes into the flight, and the Ariane 5 released its Swiss-built nose shroud moments later once the launcher climbed above the thick, lower layers of the atmosphere.

The Ariane 5’s Vulcain 2 main engine shut down nearly nine minutes into the mission, and the first stage separated to fall into the Atlantic Ocean west of Africa. An HM7B engine on the second stage ignited to accelerate the mission’s two satellite payloads into an elliptical transfer orbit stretching more than 22,000 miles (nearly 36,000 kilometers) above Earth.

After shutting down the second stage engine, the Ariane 5 deployed the Eutelsat Konnect satellite — designed to provide broadband signals to customers in Europe and Africa — then released the Indian GSAT 30 communications spacecraft a few minutes later.

Officials declared the mission a success, opening a busy year for Arianespace that could include the debut launches of Europe’s upgraded Vega C rocket — a larger version of the Vega launcher currently in the company’s fleet — and the new-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle.

In addition to the possible debuts of the Vega C and Ariane 6, Arianespace plans up to 12 Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega launches from French Guiana this year. And there are eight flights of Russian-made Soyuz rockets scheduled under the auspices of Arianespace from launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia, each carrying more than 30 broadband satellites to low Earth orbit for OneWeb.

If all the launches proceed as planned this year, Arianespace says it will place more than 300 satellites into orbit, including the clusters of OneWeb payloads on Soyuz missions, and a rideshare launch on a Vega rocket from French Guiana in March carrying more than 40 small satellites.

Arianespace says it could perform missions from up to six launch pads in 2020 — four at the Guiana Space Center in South America for the Ariane 5, Ariane 6, Soyuz and Vega rockets, and one each at Baikonur and Vostochny.

The record number of missions for the French launch services provider in a single year is 12, which the company set in 2015.

Arianespace performed nine launches last year — all from French Guiana — including a failed mission with a Vega launcher in July, which destroyed the Falcon Eye 1 Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates.


Artist’s illustration of the European family of launchers, including (from left to right) the Ariane 5, Vega, Ariane 62, Vega C, and Ariane 64 vehicles. Credit: ESA – D. Ducros

The Italian-built Vega rocket is scheduled to resume launches in March with a multi-payload commercial rideshare flight into polar orbit from the Guiana Space Center.

Before then, Arianespace plans to launch its first full-scale mission for OneWeb from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using a Soyuz booster and Fregat upper stage. The launch with 34 OneWeb broadband satellites is scheduled for no earlier than Feb. 7.

In mid-February, an Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled to launch from French Guiana with the Lockheed Martin-built, Japanese-owned JCSAT 17 communications satellite and the South Korean GEO-Kompsat 2B ocean monitoring spacecraft.

And a Soyuz rocket is scheduled to lift off from French Guiana as soon as March 5 with the UAE military’s Falcon Eye 2 Earth-imaging satellite, which was swapped from a Vega rocket in the wake of last year’s launch failure.

Among other missions, a Vega launch this year will loft the Spanish Ingenio Earth observation spacecraft and the French Taranis scientific satellite on a single launch. A passive Italian research payload names LARES 2 will ride the inaugural launch of the uprated Vega C rocket later in 2020.

A Soyuz rocket launched from French Guiana later this year is scheduled to loft the second in a series of three new-generation high-resolution spy satellites for the French military.

Payload assignments for additional Ariane 5 launches later this year have not been announced.

Amid the launch activity in French Guiana, Arianespace and Russian teams aim to hit a cadence of of up to eight Soyuz flights with OneWeb satellites from Baikonur and Vostochny. Up to two additional Soyuz launches from French Guiana this year could also carry OneWeb spacecraft into orbit.

Assuming development remains on track, the first flight of Europe’s new Ariane 6 rocket late this year will launch another batch of OneWeb broadband satellites.

OneWeb, headquartered in London, is launching its initial network of 650 broadband satellites to enable low-latency, high-speed Internet connectivity for customers around the world, including aviation, maritime and other transportation sectors. The company’s satellites are manufactured in Florida in a purpose-built factory just outside the gates of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The Ariane 6 will come in two configurations: Ariane 62 with two strap-on solid rocket boosters, and Ariane 64 with four boosters clustered around its first stage engine.

The first Ariane 6 mission in late 2020 will use the Ariane 62 version.

Arianespace says it has more than 50 total launches in its backlog, with OneWeb as the company’s single biggest customer.

Thursday night’s launch of an Ariane 5 rocket carried satellites for two of Arianespace’s other regular customers: Eutelsat and the Indian Space Research Organization.

The Ariane 5 targeted delivery of the Eutelsat Konnect and GSAT 30 satellites to an elliptical geostationary transfer orbit ranging between 155 miles (250 kilometers) and 22,220 miles (35,761 kilometers), with an orbit tilted 6 degrees to the equator.

Arianespace confirmed the rocket hit its target and deployed both satellites within about 40 minutes of liftoff, and officials from Eutelsat and ISRO said ground teams established contact with the spacecraft soon after their separation from the Ariane 5’s upper stage.

Each satellite will use its own propulsion to circularize its orbit at geostationary altitude more than 22,000 miles over the equator, where their velocities will match the rate of Earth’s rotation, giving each spacecraft a fixed geographic coverage zone.

The Eutelsat Konnect satellite was the largest of the two payloads on Thursday’s mission.


Artist’s concept of the Eutelsat Konnect satellite with its solar arrays deployed in orbit. Credit: Eutelsat

Built by Thales Alenia Space, the Eutelsat Konnect spacecraft will provide broadband connectivity over Europe and Africa during a mission slated to last at least 15 years.

Eutelsat Konnect is the first spacecraft built on the new Spacebus Neo satellite bus, which was developed by Thales with funding from the European Space Agency and the French government, including the French space agency, CNES.

“Creating Spacebus Neo, a completely new product line, and in parallel meeting the schedule of the first satellite Konnect has been quite a challenge, which Thales Alenia Space and its consortium have brilliantly mastered,” said Magali Vaissiere, director of ESA’s telecommunications programs.

“This has only been possible through the successful cooperation between Thales Alenia Space and the agencies ESA and CNES, who have co-managed this project, the excellent coordination with Eutelsat, and the continued support of our European member states.

ESA helped fund development through the space agency’s Neosat program, which aims to develop new European satellite designs with reduced cost and increased capabilities, ensuring Europe’s large satellite manufacturing base remains competitive in the global market.

ESA’s Neosat program supported the development of new satellite platforms by Thales and Airbus Defense and Space. Eutelsat, the largest commercial European satellite operator, agreed to be the first customer for both of the new satellite designs.

Eleven satellites based on the new spacecraft designs pioneered by the Neosat program have been sold by Thales and Airbus to date.

“This is a tremendous success,” said Jan Woerner, ESA’s director general, who attended Thursday’s launch in French Guiana.

The Thales Spacebus Neo satellite platform debuted with Thursday’s launch, and the Airbus Eurostar Neo platform will launch for the first time in 2021.

The Spacebus Neo platform features an all-electric propulsion system with xenon-fueled ion thrusters to perform all the satellite’s post-launch maneuvers.

The low-thrust, high-efficiency xenon jets mean it will take several months for the Eutelsat Konnect satellite to reach its final operating station in geostationary orbit, but the all-electric propulsion system comes with major benefits.

“Eutelsat Konnect is the first satellite to use the Spacebus Neo electric propulsion platform from Thales Alenia Space,” said Peter Newell, Eutelsat Konnect’s program manager at Eutelsat. “Satellites using electric propulsion provide effective solutions for satellite operators, allowing them to maximize the payload capability of the satellite while maintaining a low overall spacecraft mass.

“As the first of its kind, there have many challenges during the development, qualification, manufacturing and test phases, but thanks to the skill and expertise of the Thales, Eutelsat and ESA/CNES teams, the satellite has been brought conception to today’s launch in just four years, which is a great achievement.”

The Eutelsat Konnect spacecraft, which rode in the upper position of the Ariane 5 launcher’s payload bay, weighed 7,978 pounds (3,619 kilograms) at liftoff, significantly less than a similarly-capable communications satellite that used conventional chemical hydrazine fuel.

The Spacebus Neo satellite platform joins other all-electric geostationary satellite buses currently flying from other satellite manufactures, including Boeing, Maxar and Northrop Grumman.

The xenon propulsion package was developed by Thales teams in the United Kingdom, and the payload module comes from a facility in Toulouse, France. Final assembly of the Eutelsat Konnect satellite occurred at a Thales site in Cannes, France.

Eutelsat Konnect is expected to enter commercial service this fall after the slow, multi-month orbit-raising campaign.

The high-power satellite hosts a Ka-band communications payload with a total capacity of 75 gigabits per second, providing Internet services for individuals and companies in Europe and Africa. Eutelsat Konnect will also link with public WiFi hotspots in Africa to provide Internet service to mobile phones and other devices.

“I am proud because with Eutelsat Konnect we are pursuing a great mission,” said Yohann Leroy, chief technology officer at Eutelsat. “Being able to communicate and access information is a fundamental right, and providing everybody on this planet with that right should be a priority.

“This new bird has been designed precisely to contribute to the (fight) against the digital divide, and is aimed at providing broadband Internet to hundreds of thousands of people who are today out of the reach of any terrestrial connectivity across 55 countries in Africa and Europe,” Leroy said.

“Initially, Eutelsat Konnect will operate in both Europe and Africa combined, but thanks to the high flexibility… it will be possible in the future to reallocate all of the satellite capacity to the African market,” Newell said.

After releasing the Eutelsat Konnect spacecraft, the Ariane 5’s upper stage re-oriented itself for separation of GSAT 30, the smaller of the two payloads on Thursday’s launch.

The 7,400-pound (3,357-kilogram) GSAT 30 spacecraft, built and operated by the Indian Space Research Organization, will replace the aging Insat 4A spacecraft, which launched in 2005 on a previous Ariane 5 mission.


Artist’s concept of the GSAT 30 satellite in orbit. Credit: ISRO

GSAT 30 will operate from a position in geostationary orbit at 83 degrees east longitude over the equator.

“GSAT 30 will provide continuity of direct-to-home TV services from this slot, as well as digital satellite news-gathering and very small aperture terminal services,” said K. Sivan, ISRO’s chairmen. “The Ku-band transponders will provide services over the Indian mainland and islands.

“The satellite employs high-power amplifier and state-of-the-art antenna systems to meet the requirements of multiple users,” Sivan said.

“The GSAT 30 communications payload is equipped with 12 C-band transponder and 12 Ku-band trapsonders,” said D.K. Das, director of ISRO’s Satellite Applications Center. “The C-band transponders are designed for two-way communications using VSAT terminals over a vast geographic region extending up to Australia in the east and Europe in the west.”
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/16/arianespace-opens-busy-year-with-successful-ariane-5-launch/
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/16/new-european-satellite-design-to-debut-on-ariane-5-launch-thursday/

Photos: Ariane 5 rocket rolled out for first launch of 2020
January 16, 2020 Stephen Clark


Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – P. Baudon
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/01/16/photos-ariane-5-rocket-rolled-out-for-first-launch-of-2020/

Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission
by Caleb Henry — January 16, 2020

(...) The European and French space agencies helped fund the satellite because it uses a new Neosat satellite platform intended to lower the cost of manufacturing. The goal of the Neosat program is to give European manufacturers an edge over competitors in the U.S. and Asia. (...)
https://spacenews.com/arianespace-launches-eutelsat-isro-satellites-on-first-2020-mission/

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2020/01/arianespace-busy-2020-dual-passenger-ariane-5-mission/

https://www.arianespace.com/press-release/flight-va251-arianespaces-first-launch-in-2020-using-ariane-5-at-the-service-of-eutelsat-and-isro/

Eutelsat Konnect  https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/eutelsat-konnect.htm
GSat 30  https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/gsat-30.htm