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CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018

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SmallKing:
The long delayed CFOSAT will be launched in Q3, 2018

--- Quote from: Moon Rabbit on 10/22/2017 03:20 AM ---An article appearing in Digitaljournal.com yesterday about CFOSAT.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/first-joint-france-china-satellite-to-study-oceans/article/505587

"France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.

The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography Satellite), is due to be launched next year by China and will primarily be used to study wind and ocean wave patterns." (para 1 and 2)

The satellite will be placed into Earth's orbit in the second half of 2018 by a rocket from China's "Long March" programme. The project is scheduled to last three years." (last paragraph)

First Sino-French satellite joint venture. Has France and China collaborated in other spaceflight related joint venture before?

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SmallKing:
One of the two payloads, the SCAT(Scatterometer) manufactured by CAS has began testing
http://www.nssc.ac.cn/xwdt2015/xwsd2015/201710/t20171022_4876013.html

SmallKing:
The whole satellite is undergoing various testing at Beijing AIT center
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/yIZujhI1ZiikXtu0So5z7g

The attachment was from Chinaspaceflight

Steven Pietrobon:
Where did the Q3 launch date come from? The article says launch is in the second half of 2018.

SmallKing:

--- Quote from: Steven Pietrobon on 10/24/2017 05:41 AM ---Where did the Q3 launch date come from? The article says launch is in the second half of 2018.

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Came from the Chinaspaceflight.com schedule

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