China plans to launch Taiji-2, a satellite tv for pc to conduct in-orbit experiments on key applied sciences associated to space-based gravitational wave detection, earlier than 2024, Wu Yueliang, chief scientist of the Taiji program, stated on Friday.
Taiji-1, China’s first satellite tv for pc in this system, was launched in August 2019 and has been performing nicely in orbit, stated Wu, an academician of the Chinese language Academy of Sciences (CAS), on the ongoing 2020 China Area Convention held in Fuzhou, capital of east China’s Fujian Province.
“Taiji-1 has taken the basic step in China’s gravitational wave detection. Its experimental outcomes have verified the correctness and the feasibility of the entire Taiji program,” Wu added.
CAS set out a three-step technique to implement the Taiji program. It took a analysis workforce about one 12 months to develop Taiji-1. Two satellites are anticipated to be launched within the second step, and three extra within the third step.
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