View Full Version : Discussion: China Launches Second Double Star

2004-Jul-26, 04:36 PM
SUMMARY: The second of the Double Star science satellites was successfully launched on board a Chinese-built Long March 2C rocket on Sunday. In an usual move, launch controllers decided to launch the Earth observation satellite a day early to avoid bad weather. Double Star is a collaboration between the European Space Agency and China to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetic field. The spacecraft reached its expected altitude, deployed the booms carrying its magnetometers, and seems to be functioning normally.

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2004-Jul-26, 06:06 PM
Chinese space industry is moving on, I wonder what other plans they have ?

2004-Jul-31, 05:16 AM
Whatever it is, we may soon be falling behind their schedule.
By the way, on second thought, this may help with the instrument at my school with which students use to measure the solar wind. Yes, we do in fact have something that does that, on campus grounds. It's a private Jewish school. We're not underachievers. ;)