October 5, 2008 7:53pm CST
Chinese scientists on Sunday successfully directed the accompanying satellite BX-1 begin circling the Shenzhou-7 spaceship, on an elliptical track of 4 kilometers mutiplying 8 kilometers. It is the first time that China has succeeded in maneuvering this kind of space orbiting. Over the past days, the monitoring satellite has shot over 1,00 pictures of the spaceship from different angles. All the pictures are clear and complete. The photos were condensed and stored after they were taken by the cameras installed on the satellite. The BX-1 shot its first photo six seconds after being released.