China launches two satellites: state media

Nov 20, 2011
Chinese scientists monitor the docking of the Tiangong-1 space lab module and the Shenzhou VIII spacecraft in space at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern province of Gansu on November 3. China placed two satellites in orbit on Sunday, including a spacecraft that will collect and relay data for disaster relief efforts, state press reported.

China placed two satellites in orbit on Sunday, including a spacecraft that will collect and relay data for disaster relief efforts, state press reported.

The two satellites were successfully launched aboard a Long March carrier rocket, China's main vehicle, from northwest China's Jiuquan satellite launch centre, said.

The Chuangxin 1-03 satellite, developed by the , will collect and relay water conservation, hydrological and meteorological data, plus data for disaster relief efforts, the report said.

The Shiyan-4, developed by the Chinese Research Institute of Space Technology, is an experimental satellite which will study the earth's environment and test new space technologies, it added.

Sunday's launch comes after China's Shenzhou VIII returned to Earth on Thursday after completing two space dockings that have pushed forward the nation's plan to build a space station by 2020.

Shenzhou VIII, which means "divine vessel" in Chinese, took off from northwest China on November 1, and docked with the Tiangong-1 experimental module twice in the nation's first ever "kiss" in space.

China sees its space programme as a symbol of its global stature, growing technical expertise, and the Communist Party's success in turning around the fortunes of the once poverty-stricken nation.

China is expected to launch two more spacecraft next year to dock with Tiangong-1 -- the Shenzhou IX and Shenzhou X -- at least one of which will carry astronauts on board.

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Vendicar_Decarian
0.2 / 5 (36) Nov 20, 2011
Today China launched two satellites designed to assist in the development of their nation and social progress.

Yesterday America tested a near space device designed to rapidly commit mass murder.

America is the enemy.
Callippo
5 / 5 (1) Nov 20, 2011
Yesterday the China shotted one of satellites and made tons of debris in such way.

http://news.disco...ces.html

The naivety and schematic thinking is the enemy of human civilization, not China or America.
mosahlah
3 / 5 (2) Nov 20, 2011
It's more likely China launched 2 satellites, both of which were based almost entirely of technology stolen from other nations, mainly US, and both of which will be used for military purposes. Oh, and Venti Dic really needs to spend his final days filtering Beijing crud with his lungs.
omatumr
1 / 5 (3) Nov 20, 2011
The Chuangxin 1-03 satellite will collect and relay water conservation, hydrological and meteorological data, . . .


Thanks for the information.

Will the data be used for China alone or will it be used to try to support the AGW story that Al Gore and the UN's IPCC have been advocating?

Fatal flaws have already been identified in the AGW story:

http://judithcurr...t-140390

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo
http://myprofile....anuelo09
Vendicar_Decarian
0.1 / 5 (35) Nov 20, 2011
China launched 2 satellites, both of which were based almost entirely of technology stolen from other nations." - moshala-la-la

Is that what you call American Corporations willingly outsourcing their high tech production to Asia? Theft?

It isn't as if the U.S. stole it's rocket technology off of the Germans is it?

No matter...

America is seen as using it's technology to facilitate mass murder, and China is seen as using it's technology in humanitarian causes.

America is the enemy.

Vendicar_Decarian
not rated yet Nov 20, 2011
"Yesterday the China shotted one of satellites" - Callippo

Poor Tard Boy.... You should really learn how to read your own references.

Here... Let me help you....

First sentence...

"Three and a half years after China intentionally blew up a satellite..."

You are an idiot. You do realize that don't you?

Callippo
5 / 5 (1) Nov 20, 2011
"Yesterday the China shotted one of satellites"
I just paraphrased your first comment intentionally. It doesn't matter, if the China shotted its satellite yesterday or the day before yesterday. The problem simply is, the Chinese did it and they could do it anytime again. So it has no meaning to say, "America is the enemy", when Chinese are doing such things in public cosmic space. Which is why are you so upset with me, so you're resorting to personal attacks.
Callippo
5 / 5 (1) Nov 20, 2011
BTW I don't believe in principal evilness of Chinese, Americans of whatever else nation. Now the China is just rising economically, so it tries to break the unwritten rules of human civilization to convince itself and other nations about its power and to demonstrate its position of international power. Every other nation would probably do the similar things when being at their place (which is not excuse of the Chinese behavior - just the explanation of the primitive moral state of human society driven with primitive gregarious instincts). In my theory the stable nations aren't posing threat for other nations, no matter how strong they are. The problems is, when they become stronger or weaker too fast. Their aggressiveness is the manifestation of the derivation of their power, because we are living in gradient driven reality. Which is the theory, which can enable us to predict (and possibly avoid) the future war conflicts.
Vendicar_Decarian
not rated yet Nov 22, 2011
Should China ever send it's military half way around the world to commit mass murder, I will put it on the same level of pure Evil as America.