Accession Number : ADA310531

Title :   China Aerospace Control Network.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Yang, Zhengming

PDF Url : ADA310531

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The aerospace network of China consists of two general systems: carrier rocket control system, and satellite control network. There are three Chinese launch sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang and Taiyuan, which carry out different launch missions. Satellite tracking, telemetry, control and recovery, respectively, are performed at the Xi'an Satellite Control Center (XSCC), five fixed control stations, two mobile stations, a recovery station, and Yuan Wang survey vessels. In April, 1970, China successfully launched its first satellite, which indicated that China had initially established its aerospace control system. The aerospace control system in China is composed of two major systems: carrier rocket control system and satellite control network. With this system, China has successfully launched and controlled more than 30 domestic and overseas satellites, of which the long-term operating satellites have been under proper control and supervision.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, *CONTROL CENTERS, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *SATELLITE NETWORKS, *CHINA, RECOVERY, SURVEYS, MOBILE, MISSIONS, LAUNCHING, ROCKETS, SUPERVISION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, LAUNCHING SITES, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE