China's most advanced satellite platform successfully enters orbit after being launched by the 'world's most powerful rocket' as part of Beijing's Mars mission in 2020



China's heaviest satellite - and also its most advanced - has successfully reached its destination in a high orbit around Earth.


The Shijian-20 satellite reached its far-away spot on Sunday and is the first verification satellite for the Dongfanghong-5 (DFH-5) satellite platform.


It launched on December 27 atop the Long March 5 Y3 rocket, which has has been hailed the 'world's most powerful rocket' by Chinese media.


The satellite, and its complex platform, is expected to be used for future missions to the moon and beyond, including a planned trip to Mars in 2020.


Its geosynchronous orbit keeps it fixed in place 22,000 miles above China as the planet spins  and allows for 24/7 communication.


It is hoped the satellite will eventually have a wide range of purposes, including communications, remote sensing and scientific experiments, according to the Chinese space agency.


The satellite is being hailed as China's most advanced craft yet by state-run media and weighs a reported eight metric tonnes.


The Shijian-20 satellite, which translates as 'Practice', is designed to be a high-throughput communications satellite 'capable of delivering 1 Tbps bandwidth for ultrafast speeds,' Chinese space officials said according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.


It is also believed the satellite will test out a new laser communications system for future missions and ion thruster technology.


Zhou Zhicheng, chief engineer of the DFH-5 satellite platform, says it is far superior to its predecessors, the DFH-3 and 4.



译文来源:三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49131.html    译者:Jessica.Wu

truthsout, Rochester, United Kingdom, 3 days ago

And we mugs in the uk still send them aid money



marineMT, Kalispell , United States, 3 days ago

Remember to thank Obama for the lack of security so you could steal our designs



weekendchatter, London, United Kingdom, 2 days ago

Lmao what's trump done to improve security to protect IP?



castagnole, newcastle, United Kingdom, 3 days ago

How much of the cost was paid for by the UK in indirect payment



hastdu, australian refugee prison, Nauru, 2 days ago

Zero. The UK also works on small space projects with China.



Paul Moffat, brandon, Canada, 3 days ago

Still NOT 'World's most powerful', maybe for China, but SpaceX Heavy has 2.5x the lift capacity of the LM-5.

或许在中国看来,遥3是“世界上最强大的”火箭,实际上不是,SpaceX Heavy的运载能力是“联盟-5”的2.5倍。


KR, Alexander, 2 days ago

And where were all these technicians, and scientists trained, and taught? Western countries that's where. And that's where the ChiCom have been able to steal so much technology. We need to stop training and teaching China's Communist re gie.



Shamrock2014, Bardouhah, Fiji, 2 days ago

Too late!



Tell me I am wrong, Palermo, Italy, 2 days ago

I'm shaking in my boots



yellow belly, Preston, 3 days ago

If they and India can afford a space programme, why are they on the UK overseas aid list? Both rich Countries should be looking after their own




DeepInTheHeartOfDC, DC, United States, 3 days ago

Up close all the parts say "Made in the USA."



Baldr_za, Cape Town, South Africa, 2 days ago

While some countries are spoiling for war, China is steadily building up towards becoming the next top superpower.



NM2, notts, United Kingdom, 3 days ago

And we're still sending them aid money.


Tell me I am wrong, Palermo, Italy, 2 days ago

You will probably find we are sending aid to the USA.


Peter ., Kingston, United Kingdom, 1 day ago

Bribes. Let's call it what is is.



Geefer, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 3 days ago

Very impressive achievement.



ambuli, Chicago, United States, 3 days ago

Chineae copied and stole the design from India


Paul Moffat, brandon, Canada, 3 days ago

No, this one has 2x the capacity of India's.



Sandyhills, Sandy, United Kingdom, 2 days ago

It's a good job we give them millions from the overseas budget, otherwise they might have to pay for it themselves



Here_we_go_again, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2 days ago

I trust the UK International Aid given to China last year assisted this project..............



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