Chinese Satellite

Posted by admin at March 15, 2015

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In 1990 the Chinese had placed in orbit the communication satellite AsiSat-1, having given beginning to the first space flights of commercial character of China. Still in 1990 China developed and tested the rocket Long March CZ-2E, projected to send to the space manned spaceships. In 1992 the government Chinese announced that one of the objectives of its space program age to send men to the space. In the occasion a name for its future manned ships was created even though: Shenzhou, that means Boat The holy ghost (WALNUT, 2005). (Source: Discovery Communications). In 26 of January of 1995 China registered a fatal accident in its space program, despite the Chinese government if has strengthenn to keep the disaster in secret. In that date a Long rocket March was launched to place in orbit a satellite.

However, then after the launching the vehicle had its course modified had to a defect technician in its directional system, falling in an inhabited area. At least six people they would have died in the occasion (CENTURYCHINA, 1999). An accident still worse would occur in 15 of February of the following year. In the occasion a Long rocket March 3B was launched to place in orbit the satellite Intelsat 708, constructed for a North American private company who pays to the Chinese to launch it. After some seconds of flight the rocket presented defect in its directional system, starting to fly horizontally and it are of control.

After plus some instants the vehicle blew up in air, few sets of ten of meters above of the ground, and its flaming destroos had fallen on a village located to few kilometers. Although the Chinese government has officially announced the death of 56 people, the private service of North American intelligence esteem more than in 200 the deceased number. The company manufacturer of the satellite, with headquarters in the United States, later was accused, for the North American government, to be repassing technology to China, despite in way not deliberated (CENTURYCHINA, 1999).

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