27 September 2021
Wang Wei, Deputy Director of the Shanghai Institute of Satellite Engineering at the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, and Project Manager of the CHASE satellite (Chinese H-Alpha Solar Explorer), told China Daily on 26 September that the spacecraft is scheduled to be put into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province around mid-October. The 550-kg satellite is designed to maintain a 520 km SSO for at least 3 years, and it will be China's 1st space-based solar telescope.
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