China-Long March Rocket/Orbital Transfer

China's new manned spacecraft completes six orbit changes

  • English

Shotlist


Beijing, China - May 6, 2020(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screen showing footage outside spacecraft
2. Staff working in monitoring room
3. Screen showing position of spacecraft
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Dang Rong, member, flight control expert group, new-generation manned spacecraft prototype project, China Academy of Space Technology:
"From the low-Earth small elliptical orbit to the large elliptical orbit, the spaceship needs to perform several maneuvers, that is, seven autonomous orbital changes in around two days, which is unprecedented for China's manned spacecraft."

China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Animation showing spacecraft orbiting earth

Beijing, China - May 6, 2020(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Screen showing footage outside spacecraft, its position
7. Various of staff working
8. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Dang Rong, member, flight control expert group, new-generation manned spacecraft prototype project, China Academy of Space Technology (starting with shot 7):
"So far our spacecraft has been in very good condition. Later we are actually looking at the test of the return technology. It adopts the group umbrellas for buffering. The capsule will return at a very high speed, near the second cosmic velocity, so we will test the aerodynamic shape and the heat resistance. We will place more focus on the return part."

China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Animations showing separation of capsules, capsule returning earth

Storyline


The trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship sent by the large carrier rocket Long March-5B has adjusted its orbit six times autonomously as of 9:00 Thursday.

The Long March-5B carrier rocket made its maiden flight on Tuesday, which inaugurated the "third step" of China's manned space program to build a space station, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The new manned spacecraft is designed to adapt to multiple tasks including low-Earth orbit missions and deep-space explorations. The spacecraft comprises a service capsule and a return capsule.

The mission will test the key technologies of the new spaceship such as the control of its re-entry into the atmosphere, heat shielding and recovery technology, according to the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

Currently the spaceship is performing in the planned orbit as planned. It unfurled its power-generating solar panels and a communications relay antenna, and established the communications relay link.

"From the low-Earth small elliptical orbit to the large elliptical orbit, the spaceship needs to perform several maneuvers, that is, seven autonomous orbital changes in around two days, which is unprecedented for China's manned spacecraft," said Dang Rong, member of the flight control expert group of the new-generation manned spacecraft project carried out by the China Academy of Space Technology.

After the spacecraft enters the large elliptical orbit, it will also perform key steps such as attitude adjustment, return braking, and separation of return capsule and service capsule, to fully verify the return technology.

"So far our spacecraft has been in very good condition. Later we are actually looking at the test of the return technology. It adopts the group umbrellas for buffering. The capsule will return at a very high speed, near the second cosmic velocity, so we will test the aerodynamic shape and the heat resistance. We will place more focus on the return part," said Dang. 

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  • ID : 8142359
  • Published : 2020-05-07 13:51
  • Last Modified : 2020-05-10 18:43:38
  • Location : China
  • Category : science and technology
  • Duration : 2'03
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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China-Long March Rocket/Orbital Transfer

China's new manned spacecraft completes six orbit changes

Dateline : May 6, 2020/Recent

Location : China

Duration : 2'03

  • English


Beijing, China - May 6, 2020(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Screen showing footage outside spacecraft
2. Staff working in monitoring room
3. Screen showing position of spacecraft
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Dang Rong, member, flight control expert group, new-generation manned spacecraft prototype project, China Academy of Space Technology:
"From the low-Earth small elliptical orbit to the large elliptical orbit, the spaceship needs to perform several maneuvers, that is, seven autonomous orbital changes in around two days, which is unprecedented for China's manned spacecraft."

China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Animation showing spacecraft orbiting earth

Beijing, China - May 6, 2020(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Screen showing footage outside spacecraft, its position
7. Various of staff working
8. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Dang Rong, member, flight control expert group, new-generation manned spacecraft prototype project, China Academy of Space Technology (starting with shot 7):
"So far our spacecraft has been in very good condition. Later we are actually looking at the test of the return technology. It adopts the group umbrellas for buffering. The capsule will return at a very high speed, near the second cosmic velocity, so we will test the aerodynamic shape and the heat resistance. We will place more focus on the return part."

China - Recent (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Animations showing separation of capsules, capsule returning earth


The trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship sent by the large carrier rocket Long March-5B has adjusted its orbit six times autonomously as of 9:00 Thursday.

The Long March-5B carrier rocket made its maiden flight on Tuesday, which inaugurated the "third step" of China's manned space program to build a space station, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The new manned spacecraft is designed to adapt to multiple tasks including low-Earth orbit missions and deep-space explorations. The spacecraft comprises a service capsule and a return capsule.

The mission will test the key technologies of the new spaceship such as the control of its re-entry into the atmosphere, heat shielding and recovery technology, according to the China Academy of Space Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

Currently the spaceship is performing in the planned orbit as planned. It unfurled its power-generating solar panels and a communications relay antenna, and established the communications relay link.

"From the low-Earth small elliptical orbit to the large elliptical orbit, the spaceship needs to perform several maneuvers, that is, seven autonomous orbital changes in around two days, which is unprecedented for China's manned spacecraft," said Dang Rong, member of the flight control expert group of the new-generation manned spacecraft project carried out by the China Academy of Space Technology.

After the spacecraft enters the large elliptical orbit, it will also perform key steps such as attitude adjustment, return braking, and separation of return capsule and service capsule, to fully verify the return technology.

"So far our spacecraft has been in very good condition. Later we are actually looking at the test of the return technology. It adopts the group umbrellas for buffering. The capsule will return at a very high speed, near the second cosmic velocity, so we will test the aerodynamic shape and the heat resistance. We will place more focus on the return part," said Dang. 

ID : 8142359

Published : 2020-05-07 13:51

Last Modified : 2020-05-10 18:43:38

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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