Algerian 500 Dinar notes. Photo source: China Aerospace news
Chinas satellite is far more than this one.
Chinas intelligent manufacturing benefits the world
The star that boarded the banknote is called Algeria No.1. It is the first communication satellite developed by China for Algeria and also the first communication satellite owned by Algeria. The satellite was developed by China Academy of space technology and launched in December 2017 using the dongfanghong-4 large-scale communication satellite platform.
The Algerian communication satellite 1 was launched. Photo source: Yang Zhongzhou @ PLA Daily
A Chinese star can solve the problems of radio and television, emergency communication, distance education, e-government, enterprise communication, broadband access and so on.
As president Xi Jinping said in his congratulatory message to the president of Algeria, the satellite is an important manifestation of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Arab countries. It has created a successful precedent for China to cooperate with Arabia countries in space cooperation, and will play an important role in promoting Algerias economic development, improving peoples livelihood and social progress.
Developed by China and launched by China, it has advanced performance and great achievements. Algeria-1 satellite is a model of evolution from made in China to made in China.
Like a Xing, there are many intelligent products in China.
As a product directly related to peoples life, geostationary orbit communication satellite has always been the absolute main force in the international space market, whether the whole satellite export or launch service.
Among them, some countries even abandon us made satellites and embrace made in China.
Belarusian communication satellite No. 1 (stamp), which first entered the European market. Photo source: Belarusian post
If the communication satellite is a necessity related to peoples quality of life, then remote sensing satellite is an assassins mace to support national governance decision-making.
From land and resources monitoring, to urban design and planning, to natural disaster prevention and control, remote sensing satellites are everywhere. It is necessary for any country eager for efficient development to have its own remote sensing satellite.
Compared with communication satellite, digital remote sensing satellite in China started late, but its development momentum is also rapid. From the resource-1 satellite in the 1990s to now, the key indicators of the satellite, such as spatial resolution, spectral resolution, breadth and even lifetime, have reached the world-class level.
China has exported three remote sensing satellites to Venezuela and Pakistan, and has given a small remote sensing satellite to Ethiopia.
Venezuela RS-1. Photo source: Great Wall company
In the future, more countries will use satellites from China, not only because of the continuous improvement of our satellite level, but also because of the desire of many countries for space technology.
Hope for the whole country
China is suffering.
From the British colonists who used opium and artillery to blow open the door of China to the Kuomintang reactionary dispatch of fleeing Treasure Island, new China, which was founded only 71 years ago, bears too much poverty and humiliation.
But the Chinese people are lucky.
As Comrade Mao Zedong stated in his on protracted war, China is a big country with a large territory, abundant resources, abundant resources, many people and many soldiers. We have sufficient resources and wisdom to develop science and technology in an all-round way, and we can build a complete industrial category.
Today, we have a complete and whole industry chain aerospace industry.
From component chip to satellite whole satellite, from launch vehicle to TT & C system, it can be purchased in one stop in China.
This is the privilege of a big country, and it is also a strong demand of a big country.
But for some countries, it may not be so lucky.
Take Algeria as an example. It is the largest country in Africa with the tenth largest land area in the world. It has its own natural gas and oil industries, and its economic scale ranks first in Africa.
During its colonial days, Algeria has always been one of the most important colonies of France in Africa; after independence from the French colonists, Algeria has been striving to develop and seek independence and prosperity of the country.
Their aspirations can be seen only from the air force: the Algerian air force operates the worlds fourth largest Su-30 heavy fighter fleet, second only to India, Russia and China; it operates four il78 heavy tankers, and has air refueling capabilities that many air forces that claim to be regional powers do not have.
Such an enterprising regional power, however, is totally inadequate in space.
Algeria used to turn to France, the suzerain, and the University of Surrey in the UK, hoping to train space talents through the microsatellite project.
But in the face of practical application of large-scale communication satellites, they still chose China.
Not only because our products are excellent, but also because we really want the African people to be good.
A xing-1 has been put into operation, which directly benefits hospitals and schools throughout Algeria, and information is no longer blocked in poor areas lacking infrastructure.
For China, it may be just a satellite, but for Algeria, it is the health of patients and the smile of children.
Algerian communication satellite under test. Source: Algerian radio
If our satellite is a timely relief for Algeria, it is a breakthrough from scratch for Ethiopia, another African country.
Compared with Algeria, Ethiopias development path is more bumpy. Although Ethiopia is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and has the top eight economies in Africa, it is still not enough.
They also have a space agency, but they dont have a satellite, and they dont have decent ground equipment.
Frankly speaking, they do not know enough about the impact of space technology on national development.
Until the emergence of China.
The etrss-1 microsatellite we presented to Ethiopia is a multispectral remote sensing satellite. It is small and exquisite, but its performance is surging.
Ethiopia microsatellite etrss-1. Photo source: China Aerospace news
Ethiopia is still an agricultural country, and natural disasters are the enemy of national economic development. The remote sensing data provided by etrss-1 is exactly what Ethiopia needs most. It can not only realize environmental monitoring, but also provide scientific basis for agricultural development.
Agricultural satellite is not a joke.
More importantly, China is not sending a satellite to a poor friend in Africa to fill the door, but is seriously helping the poor friend to build their own space system.
Satellite, rocket, ground measurement and control, data application system are all made in China and Chinese standards.
If there is no ground station, we help to build it; if no one understands space, we will teach it in person.
The domineering colonists and suzerain in Africa are either unskilled, they just dont care, they dont care about the life and death of the colonized countries and people.
The Ethiopian technicians trained in China, like a single spark, will eventually burn the weeds in the Abyssinia plateau and bring about a revolution in space technology for this developing country.
And this small satellite, which we have at our fingertips, is really the hope of the whole country for Ethiopia.
Satellite is the key to Chinas commercial aerospace
From communication satellites to remote sensing satellites, from single satellite export to system output, Chinas aerospace industry has become more and more important in the international market.
All this was achieved on the basis of the most severe blockade by the United States.
As the author mentioned earlier, geostationary orbit communication satellites have always been the absolute main force in the international space market. For quite a long time, international commercial launch is geosynchronous transfer orbit launch.
We all know that Chinese Rockets have entered the international market, and there are many stories.
Australia satellite launch. Source: satellites and the Internet
Not only are US satellites not allowed to be launched, but satellites of other countries are not allowed to be launched by Chinese Rockets as long as there is an American screw.
So far, Chinas rockets have actually withdrawn from the international commercial launch market.
Europe once tried to develop satellites independent of the United States, launched them with Chinese Rockets, and competed with the United States in the market, but failed in the end.
From this time on, Chinas road to return to the international market only by rocket has been completely broken.
The only possibility is to export the whole satellite - China satellite, China rocket.
Later, not only satellite rockets, but also ground equipment were exported, and finally a complete set of Chinese standards was exported.
Who doesnt want to live comfortably? Who doesnt want to have a fair environment, peaceful competition based on products and quotations?
If the U.S. doesnt let us, the Americans wont let us relax or let you participate in the competition. No matter how reliable your rocket is, no matter how low the launch price is. As long as the user selects the US satellite and just seeks for the launch bid, then China will not even be qualified to quote.
Therefore, it is not surprising why the United States has raised such a monopoly Launch Alliance as ula, and it is not surprising that the launch offers of Europe and Russia have remained high for a long time.
Not surprisingly, SpaceX has been able to steal most commercial launch orders - musk once said that their launch price should be lower than that of China.
If Chinas rockets can enter the international market, there will be a battle, and the outcome is unknown - you cant assume that SpaceX is continuously improving, while China Aerospace will not improve technology and reduce costs.
Then we will do our best to make our own satellites reach the world leading level, make their launch services reliable and super valuable, and the whole industry chain has no short board, and take the effective Chinese standard of travel.
In the final analysis, we want to return to the international commercial space market. The key is not rockets, but satellites.
In the year of the Cox Report, the Americans played out all the cards of sanctions against Chinas aerospace industry. Later, the wolf clause prohibited Chinese scholars from participating in US aerospace, and even the card table was lifted.
Chinas Kirin chip surpasses that of the United States, and the United States can use extreme sanctions against Huawei.
The author is very curious, when Chinese satellites surpass US satellites in the future, what will the Americans do?
When that day comes, America will have nothing.
And that day is not too far away.
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