The United States has failed to launch multiple satellites with one arrow. Forty satellites have veered off course and will burn up as they plunge into the atmosphere

2022-05-03 0 By

In recent years, as China continues to make breakthroughs in science and technology, its achievements in the space field have become more and more dazzling, even breaking world records and leading the world in some high-end technology fields.It can be said that both 2020 and 2021 will be the year of China’s space program. We have made great achievements in the space program, especially in the technology of multiple satellites with one arrow.In late April last year, the Long March 6 carrier rocket successfully put nine satellites into orbit with “one arrow and nine satellites”, a major breakthrough that attracted widespread international attention.This year, China Aerospace Science and Technology Group plans to carry out more than 50 launch missions, which are expected to send more than 140 spacecraft into space. It can be said that in 2022, we have not stopped making progress in the space field.Compared with China’s continuous breakthroughs in space technology, the development of the United States in space in recent years has been a bit slow. The news that the United States failed to launch multiple satellites with one arrow has aroused a lot of heated discussion.In early February, spacex sent 49 Starlink satellites into orbit due to a geomagnetic storm, but 40 of them veered off course and even crashed, Russian media reported.But the US stressed that the satellite would not pose a threat to other spacecraft in orbit, that it would burn up in the atmosphere and that debris would not reach Earth.However, many people are still concerned about the accident. It is not clear whether the United States is unlucky or there is something wrong with its technology.It is worth mentioning that Starlink is the latest generation of satellite network envisioned by THE US space company, which will provide broadband Internet access for people around the world.The first starlink test satellites were launched in late February 2018, and the company plans to build a network of 12,000 satellites in outer space by 2024.The United States has a good idea for starlink and is working toward it, but many scientists are concerned about the impact the United States could one day have on the planet by deploying so many satellites beyond Earth.Researchers have predicted that in the near future, almost all images taken at dusk or dawn will be lined with at least one starlink satellite.While there has been no serious impact on other scientific activities so far, with more than 10,000 satellites in the skies above the Earth, research on the ground is bound to suffer to some extent.Not long ago, China informed the United Nations that the Starlink satellite dangerously approached the Tiangong space station, posing a threat to the safety of astronauts in orbit.In a note sent to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs on January 28th, the US did not acknowledge the deliberate approach of starlink at all and said its activities did not meet the threshold of emergency collision avoidance criteria.Not only that, but the US is trying to backfire by saying that we did not communicate our concerns about the danger to us officials before sending a note to the UN.In response, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that after the collision avoidance incident, relevant departments of China tried to contact the US side by email many times, but received no reply. Now the US side is trying to shift its responsibility and divert its attention, which is not the responsible attitude of a major space power.