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  1. 发射记录及将打破 太空竞争正在升温

印度今天挑战一箭104

 

India’s challenging feat of launch of “104 satellites with one single rocket” today

本报驻印度特派记者    邹松。本报记者    杨檬    杜天琦

By Zou Song, special correspondent of Global Times in India; Yang Meng and Du Tianqi, staff reporters of Global Times

“忘掉美苏星球大战吧,真正的太空竞赛正在亚洲展开”——2月14日被置于美国有线电视新闻网(CNN)首页的这篇文章格外引人注目,文章称,印度航天部门将于15日通过运载火箭一次性发射104颗卫星,若取得成功,将是一个“创纪录的惊人壮举”。此前的纪录保持者是俄罗斯2014年创造的“一箭37星”,而中国和印度此前都发过“一箭20星”。媒体普遍认为,对于印度航天部门来说,这一任务“极具挑战性”。也有航天专家指出,在试图挣大钱的同时,印度实际上也在对制造太空垃圾“做出重大贡献”,因为今天要跟随印度火箭上太空的很多小卫星“真的不是很有用”。当各国在太空探索领域争抢丰厚商业利润和提升国家战略地位的斗争日益白热化之时,为人类太空活动立法似乎迫在眉睫。另据印媒报道,今天发射的卫星中最重的一颗——印度Cartosat-2卫星承担着“监视邻国巴基斯坦和中国的任务”。

“Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia.” – such is the glaring title of the front page article on the official website of CNN. According to the article, India’s space agency will launch 104 satellites from a single rocket — a record feat that will cement the country’s space smarts after its successful Mars orbiter mission. The launch has almost tripled the previous record of 37 satellites Russia sent into orbit in 2014, and China and India both witnessed the successful launch of 20 satellites from a single rocket. The overwhelming opinion of the media says that the current task is “a far bigger challenge” for the space agency of India. On the other hand, some space scientists pointed out that India is actually “making significant contributions” to the making of space junks while trying to make big money with its space program. As a matter of fact, a large number of micro satellites to be launched with the rocket today are “of not actual use” at all. Besides, it becomes a matter of utmost importance for the legislation of space activities of all human beings, in consideration of the ever fiercer battles of multiple nations for their own substantial business profits and national strategic interests. According the reports by the Indian media, Cartosat-2 – the heaviest one among all satellites launched this time – is also undertaking the task of “monitoring China and Pakistan, India’s two important neighbors”.

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