China News Agency, Hefei, March 8th: "Space Girl Group" on Hefei's "Science Island": No mistakes in work

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Jun

  Cutting-edge technology research, satellite payload development, aerospace product support... On the "Science Island" where the Hefei Institute of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei City, Anhui Province, there are such a group of female scientific research workers. Efficiently guaranteed the development, delivery and launch of 13 optical remote sensing main payloads for 6 satellites, and proved that "women can hold up half the sky" with each scientific research result.

  Luo Haiyan, born in 1982, is the deputy director of the Optoelectronic Technology and Engineering Research Office of the Optical Remote Sensing Center, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Hefei Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The aerospace product quality assurance team she leads has a total of 28 people, of which 20 are female scientific researchers. They are also called "Space Girl Group" by their colleagues around them.

  The average age of Luo Haiyan's team is only 35 years old.

According to Luo Haiyan, she has been engaged in the development of the main greenhouse gas monitoring payloads of the satellite atmosphere since 2008. It took them 10 years from when the team first received the first satellite payload development task to the launch of the satellite in 2018. , and overcame unimaginable difficulties.

  Luo Haiyan said that the first thing to overcome in the development of satellite payloads is the technical problem. Taking the main atmospheric greenhouse gas monitor developed by the team as an example, the space heterodyne interference spectroscopy technology used by it has no precedent in the world before, so it must go through a lot of Explore verification to ensure the reliability of the technology.

Luo Haiyan told reporters that as the team leader, she should participate in every process of satellite payload design, development, commissioning, and acceptance throughout the entire process. At the same time, she should always pay attention to the development of international cutting-edge technologies and make future plans for the development of the team.

  In the "Space Women's Team", if Luo Haiyan is the "leader", Sun Zhen and Lu Meina play the role of "mainstay".

Sun Zhen, 35, is mainly responsible for the quality assurance of aerospace products in the team, ensuring that aerospace products are "safe".

  "There is no room for mistakes in aerospace engineering, and there is no turning back in the sky." Sun Zhen said.

According to reports, aerospace products often face many risks in the whole process cycle of development, and she must supervise and guarantee from personnel, equipment, materials, processes, experiments and other aspects.

"We once found that a batch of screws had slippage during the assembly process. This is a risk and must be eliminated immediately." Sun Zhen said that the development of aerospace products involves hundreds of operating specifications and rules and regulations, and she must ensure that every One rule is strictly enforced, and this is the strength of female researchers.

  Lu Meina, 36, is a software designer in charge of programmable logic devices for aerospace products. Unlike ordinary programmers, the software programming of satellite payloads is much stricter.

"Because the part I am in charge of is equivalent to the 'control system, there can't be any mistakes." Lu Mina said that the longest code she has written is nearly 6,000 lines, and there can be no redundant code. When the development task is tight , overtime debugging is the norm.

  Women do not allow men.

Over the years, the "Space Women's Team" led by Luo Haiyan has always been fighting in the front line of satellite payload development tasks, and has completed nearly 200 sets of payload products at various stages and ground supporting products.

Luo Haiyan said that the rigor and meticulousness of female scientific researchers are very necessary elements in aerospace work.

In the future, the team will continue to innovate based on its position, actively serve the development of aerospace payload products, and improve the quality assurance capability and level of aerospace payloads.

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