Chinese Spaceplane Docked With Another Object Multiple Times Data Indicates

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/chinese-spaceplane-docked-with-another-object-multiple-times-data-indicates

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    IMPLESSIVE 1980’s tech!

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This is why I never understood why everyone on /k/ was so excited about the X-37B, they're just unmanned spaceplanes with tiny payloads.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        The x-37b rendezvouses with existing satellites to boost or change their orbit.

        Same thing the chinks are trying to copy.

        As much as people like to pretend it's actually quite difficult to track the exact orbit of a satellite, especially if you have something up there moving it around at random.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You can alter the satellite's orbit over one of the poles for example where China can't directly monitor it. An X-47b can also stay up for like 6 months and wait for the perfect time to release its own secret satellite at the perfect time. So many applications.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            What I want to know is how we are ducting the ionosphere via satellite for...a very specific purpose

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I mean they’ve managed to catch up to us in 20 years time. Space is something they are actually good at.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >caught up
        You chinks are delusional.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Landed a rover on the far side of the Moon
          >Landed a rover on Mars on its first try
          >Built it's own full sized space station which after the ISS decommissions in 2024 will be the only space station in orbit
          They caught up

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >full sized space station
            >full sized
            X

            Don't even get me started on their rover
            https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/4/25/china-breaks-silence-over-status-of-mars-rover-zhurong

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think they've actually discovered anything, nor built the space station on their own. Military applications are non-existent because their hypersonics don't work and the US has a chokehold on Chinese foreign policy. The only reason China has for being in space is to spy on Taiwan 24/7 rent free.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The Viking Program was in 1976. They have not caught up.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              China's space and rocket capabilities are pretty good. The quality of their armed forces goes like this

              >PLARF (rockets)
              >SSF (cyber, space, EW)
              >
              >air force
              >
              >navy
              >
              >
              >POWER GAP
              >
              >
              >army

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Considering nothing major happened since 1969, they have caught up.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Sending man made objects outside our solar system confirmed for nothing major

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Landed a rover on Mars on its first try

            It died on impact when it landed lmfao

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              You're thinking of Schiaparelli, moron.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                No the Chinese rover literally died on impact and they were silent about it for months, google it you dumb chink oh wait you can't, kek

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        They caught up to the 1980s using 2020's tech and it only took a decade! Amazing!

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is that chink satellite wrangler they've been working on? The one with a fricking crane game arm.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Not that big a deal but China is catching up because congress are gays
    >aerospace gay

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/chinese-spaceplane-docked-with-another-object-multiple-times-data-indicates
      Leat we are finally doing Artemis. We sat around WAY too long after the shuttle diasters licking our wounds.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        We will not put boots on the moon till 2028 because congress are gays and nasa give contracts to morons. Once you know about the Alabama River Rocks you’ll never be positive about nasa again

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          What's so crazy about using Alabama river rocks for the crawler to go over?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You talking about the crawlerway at Kennedy? What's your issue there?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You now about China's satellite ground stations in South America?

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    spooky stuff. Wish India and the Euros would even try to keep up with USA or China.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >spooky stuff. Wish India and the Euros would even try to keep up with USA or China.
      >try
      Euros have like a dozen competing project, none of them with the money to compete.
      India have the money but they don't have the technology.
      Not to mention SpaceX pretty much told everyone: "if your next rocket isn't reusable you have no future"

      On the matter Mushk is once again betting everything on something that might fail big time.
      I still think that if he spent a little time making a reusable shuttle for a F9 heavy he might not get the lifting he need for his Starlink but he would create an monopolize a niche that would them profit to a future Starship.
      Doesn't help that to me Starship "expected operating cost" look complete bullshit, so if it isn't lower cost than F9 you ain't covering the market for those who need smaller launch.

      Still want Starsip to succeed, but well, build a proper flame trench instead of being a snob

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >build a proper flame trench instead of being a snob
        Imagine spending hundreds of millions on a frick of huge rocked with three dozen engines and then cheap out on the flame diverter.
        Imagine wrecking your launchpad, your rocket and half your fricking launch site because of this moronic shit.

        Why did he do it? No meme answers.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Why did he do it? No meme answers.
          Sorry,
          If Mushk had any input in that choice, it probably was made on a meme like "Flame trench are a scam to steal money, we are not falling into that one!"
          Or maybe some scammer DID sold him that "unbreakable cement" knowing he would jump at anything that look like game breaking technology.

          I'm more worried about how he apparently hope to recover the Booster on the first try without nuking everything he put around.
          I mean, ok, environmental group make you pay each millimeter you use and the FAA is breathing down your neck because your rocket didn't explode on time when you lost control but still.
          But right now the launch itself damaged several of the installation.

          I also don't get why they DIDN'T catch that problem during the previous "full thrust test".

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            I do less damage than that in KSP

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            God it’s miserable talking about aerospace with morons and ESLs who don’t know the first thing about what’s going on but open their fricking mouths anyway
            >flame trench
            Had all the equipment for it, decided to launch before installing it. Obviously a mistake. They over estimated the concrete but the point of failure was apparently the sand beneath it compacting
            > I'm more worried about how he apparently hope to recover the Booster on the first try without nuking everything he put around.
            No, that was never the plan. Ever. The plan was literally always to dump the booster in the Gulf

            The other main reason for the lack of a trench is regulatory. Tl;dr the army corp of engineers gets involved if they dig deep enough or use a deluge system, because of the wetlands, which means 18+ months of delays because of regulation. Seriously

            https://i.imgur.com/L35Znzy.jpg

            >spooky stuff. Wish India and the Euros would even try to keep up with USA or China.
            >try
            Euros have like a dozen competing project, none of them with the money to compete.
            India have the money but they don't have the technology.
            Not to mention SpaceX pretty much told everyone: "if your next rocket isn't reusable you have no future"

            On the matter Mushk is once again betting everything on something that might fail big time.
            I still think that if he spent a little time making a reusable shuttle for a F9 heavy he might not get the lifting he need for his Starlink but he would create an monopolize a niche that would them profit to a future Starship.
            Doesn't help that to me Starship "expected operating cost" look complete bullshit, so if it isn't lower cost than F9 you ain't covering the market for those who need smaller launch.

            Still want Starsip to succeed, but well, build a proper flame trench instead of being a snob

            Why would you need a reusable shuttle for falcon heavy? That’s moronic. They have a manned capsule.

            You talking about the crawlerway at Kennedy? What's your issue there?

            What's so crazy about using Alabama river rocks for the crawler to go over?

            It is the most obvious pork barrel grift to line the pockets of the Alabama congressmen who have a stranglehold on NASA budgets and demand all sorts of shit be built or based in their shit hole. Essentially a gibs program
            And the rocks have to be regularly replaced.
            Did you actually think that Alabama river rocks were chosen based on merit? Lmao. And the crawlerway is only necessary because of layers of congressionally mandated moronation for the design of SLS. And then look up the costs for the mobile launch tower lmao

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >he other main reason for the lack of a trench is regulatory
              Why is the launch site in the middle of a nature preserve anyways?
              That should have been a gigantic fricking red flag from the very beginning.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I hate talking to people who don’t know fricking anything
                It is actually one of the less protected areas on the Texas coast
                There’s basically no where else on the Texas coast they could have chosen. Yes really. The barrier islands on the Texas coast are a big problem and Boca Chica is maybe the only stretch of coast without one a few hundred meters out

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Because you want to launch as close to the equator as you can be.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Imagine spending hundreds of millions

          they're 100M each and they make a new one every month

          Shit's not expensive and it makes sense that they'd want to see if it works with a cheap launchpad.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >No meme answers.
          This is the guy who showed up at Twitter HQ carrying a sink. Odds are he had them launch on 4/20 simply because dude weed lol.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah only morons think this considering they were supposed to launch 4/18 and got all the way to T-4:00
            Btw say something else stupid

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    This is an EXTREME EMBARRASSMENT for China. Impotently continuing space development while the whole world condemns their attacks on democracy and human rights.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    one of the big things in the satellite industry these days is repairing/refueling/servicing/etc of satellites by other satellites, aka putting janny sats in orbit. the only reason why people are concerned about this is because the same tech can be used as a vector to attack spacecraft. but afaik we havent seen anything like that yet.
    https://spacenews.com/chinas-spaceplane-conducted-proximity-and-capture-maneuvers-with-subsatellite-data-suggests/

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      the chinese shit is boring though. i think people are only interested in it because the chinese are so secretive. the cool stuff is being done by europe. webm related. european satellite harpooning another satellite.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        these things are all apart of rendezvous and proximity operations, which includes things like spysats spying other satellites, including other spysats, like these two chinese spysats being chased by an american spysat
        https://spacenews.com/an-in-orbit-game-of-cat-and-mouse-close-approaches-prompt-calls-for-communications-and-norms/

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >but afaik we havent seen anything like that yet.
      Russia did a few years back
      https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35057/space-force-boss-says-russia-has-been-testing-its-killer-satellites-in-orbit
      Mind this is just OSINT which is significantly harder to gather for LEO shit.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        i know, i thought of it too, but i felt like firing projectiles is a bit too different compared to this stuff

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          They have to get really close to fire these projectiles, the vatniks just obviously went for the most direct, low-tech approach
          >me throw rock!

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't this exactly what Space Force is for? They better have not slept on this one.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      If LeoLabs could see it, the SF can definitely see it. This story is LeoLabs trying to sell their services to commercial operators who want to do proximity operations.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Docked multiple times
    Fricking hell. How bad is Chinese tech that they kept losing the fricking seal?

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