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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2017, 02:25:03 am »

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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2017, 01:42:30 am »
http://www.atimes.com/article/light-war-space-based-lasers-among-beijings-high-tech-arms/

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The idea of a space-based laser gun was disclosed in the journal Chinese Optics in December 2013 by three researchers, Gao Ming-hui, Zeng Yu-quang and Wang Zhi-hong. All work for the Changchun Institute for Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics – the leading center for laser weapons technology.

“In future wars, the development of ASAT [anti-satellite] weapons is very important,” they wrote. “Among those weapons, laser attack system enjoys significant advantages of fast response speed, robust counter-interference performance and a high target destruction rate, especially for a space-based ASAT system. So the space-based laser weapon system will be one of the major ASAT development projects.”

The researchers propose building a 5-ton chemical laser that will be stationed in low-earth orbit as a combat platform capable of destroying satellites in orbit. Given funding by the Chinese military, which is in charge of China’s space program, the satellite-killing laser could be deployed by 2023.

According to the article, an anti-satellite attack in space would employ a ground-based radar to identify a target satellite, a special camera to provide precision targeting and a deployable membrane telescope that would focus the laser beam on the target satellite.

The article also reveals that in 2005, the Chinese conducted a test of a ground-based laser weapon that was used to “blind” an orbiting satellite.

“In 2005, we have successfully conducted a satellite-blinding experiment using a 50-100 kilowatt capacity mounted laser gun in Xinjiang province,” the three researchers wrote. “The target was a low orbit satellite with a tilt distance of 600 kilometers. The diameter of the telescope firing the laser beam is 0.6 meters wide. The accuracy of [acquisition, tracking and pointing is less than 5 [microradians].”
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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2017, 05:19:24 pm »

http://www.atimes.com/article/light-war-space-based-lasers-among-beijings-high-tech-arms/

That's by Bill Gertz. Take his stuff with a few grains of salt. In the past he has had good sources and reasonable (not great) analysis. However, he is very ideologically-driven: he really dislikes the Chinese. The result is that to him, everything is a threat. If somebody gives him a Chinese fortune cookie he will interpret it as a sinister plot to attack America.
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2017, 10:50:32 am »
Found this interesting article on CNBC about China's secret plan to crush the US space program and SpaceX. 

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/28/chinas-secret-plan-to-crush-spacex-and-the-us-space-program.html
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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 03:05:15 am »
Tianzhou-1 – China set to debut cargo resupply to Tiangong-2

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/04/tianzhou-1-china-debut-cargo-resupply-tiangong-2/

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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 08:44:24 pm »
China just launch successful Tianzhou-1

complex coverage in Chinese


This video show the Spacecraft testing and Launch complex in detail
but you have to skip the first 10 minutes for rocket fueling


I wonder wen first NASA or ESA official will ask: Why not use this one for ISS resupply also ?
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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2017, 07:28:44 pm »
"Teng Yun"SpacePlane

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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2017, 03:25:00 am »
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Re: Chinese Space Projects
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2017, 08:37:03 pm »
Lu Yu, director of Science and Technology Committee of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)
talked at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017).

According to Lu Yu is China working on REUSABLE launch vehicles 
developed in three stages   
-rocket-engine partial reusable vehicle,
-rocket-engine full reusable vehicle,
-combined cycle-engine reusable vehicle

now they working on a low-cost commercial medium launch vehicle, the Long March-8 and
Long March-9 a Saturn V size Rocket with a payload of 140 tonnes to low Earth orbit and 50 tonnes to lunar transfer orbit.
launch ready by 2030


Source:
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_achieves_key_breakthrough_in_multiple_launch_vehicles_999.html
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