More than 50 Space Launches are Planned for 2022

Science and technology daily, Beijing, March 3 (reporter Fu Yifei) – the reporter learned from China Aerospace Science and Technology Group on March 3 that the group plans to arrange more than 50 Aerospace Launch missions and launch more than 140 spacecraft in 2022, and the number of launches will reach a new high.

Li Hong, member of the National Committee of the Chinese people’s Political Consultative Conference and deputy general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd., said that by the end of February, China had carried out four space launch missions, using the Long March 2 Dingyao 70 carrier rocket, the Long March 4 Bingyao 29 carrier rocket, the Long March 4 Bingyao 30 carrier rocket and the Long March 8 yao2 carrier rocket to test the 13 satellite A total of 25 satellites such as satellite a of group 01 of landsat-1 and satellite B of group 01 of landsat-1 were put into orbit.

In terms of the manned space station project, six major launch missions will be completed this year, including two cargo spaceships Tianzhou 4 and Tianzhou 5, two manned spaceships Shenzhou 14 and Shenzhou 15, as well as the launch of sky inquiry experimental module I and dreamsky experimental module II, and the implementation of on orbit rendezvous and docking, extravehicular activities and spacecraft return missions, so as to fully complete the space station.

In 2022, China will also launch many national civil space infrastructure research satellites and operational satellites, such as gaogao-3 03 satellite, atmospheric environment monitoring satellite, terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite, gaogao-5 01A satellite, environmental disaster reduction-2 05 satellite, Macao science-1 a satellite, Zhongxing 6D, Zhongxing 19 satellite, to meet the needs of natural resources, ecological environment, forestry and grassland, emergency disaster relief, meteorology The application needs of users in various fields such as radio and television make aerospace technology better serve the people’s livelihood and the development and construction of the national economy.

In addition, the annual launch plan also includes many commercial launch missions such as beijing-3b satellite and zhongzi satellite constellation 03 satellites, so as to provide all kinds of customers with fast, stable and reliable “one-stop” launch services, meet the market demand for micro satellite launch, and promote the sustainable and healthy development of China’s commercial aerospace.

Li Hong said that with the vigorous development of China’s aerospace industry, the high-quality completion of increasingly heavy space missions poses new challenges to the group. As a high-risk undertaking, to be foolproof, aerospace must always be vigilant, continuously strengthen the “quality awareness, risk awareness and responsibility awareness” of all staff, pay close attention to the implementation of process quality control requirements with the work style of “strict, careful and practical”, comprehensively and deeply identify all kinds of potential risks and weak links and make continuous improvement, We should systematically promote the construction of aerospace Lean quality management system, consolidate the foundation of quality management, continuously improve the group’s ability to ensure the success of high quality, and ensure the successful completion of this year’s aerospace mission.

It is reported that in 2021, the aerospace science and Technology Group successfully completed 48 Aerospace Launch missions, successfully launched 103 spacecraft into orbit, and the number of annual launches exceeded 40 for the first time. China once again ranks first in the world in the number of annual space launches.

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