BEIJING, Jan.5(Xinhua)-- China's highest-orbit satellite with the heaviest launch weight and the highest technical content -- the practice 20-- was successfully targeted. The satellite is the first test star of the Dongfanghong 5 satellite public platform developed by the fifth hospital of China Aerospace Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd., which will carry out a comprehensive in-orbit verification of the new generation of large-scale geostationary orbit satellite platform, the Dongfanghong 5 satellite public platform, which has been independently developed in China.
At present, the satellite has completed the shift of orbit, the main key technology of the East Fifth Platform has been verified, the first flight of the East Fifth Platform has been successful, and the subsequent in-orbit test and verification work will continue.
The successful target point of satellite 20 indicates that Dongfanghong 5 platform has made a great breakthrough, which means that our country is becoming one of the world-class communication satellite \"club \". The chief engineer of the Fifth Academy of Aerospace and academician Zhou Zhicheng, commander-in-chief of the East Fifth Platform, introduced that compared with the \"main products\" and the East Fourth Platform in active service in China, the weight, power and track life of the East Fifth Platform have been improved by leaps and bounds, which will fill the gap of the large-scale satellite platform spectrum in China and meet the demand of large-capacity satellite application in the next 20 years.