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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #20 on: 08/19/2011 11:00 AM »
Noted these 2 NOTAMS
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A1227/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N421440E0950902-N421023E0954455-N414902E0954014-N415318E0950433  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 20 AUG 02:55 2011 UNTIL 20 AUG 03:28 2011. CREATED: 19 AUG 06:46 2011
 
A1228/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N423937E0942350-N422523E0952040-N421024E0951219-N422936E0941821  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 20 AUG 02:55 2011 UNTIL 20 AUG 03:27 2011. CREATED: 19 AUG 06:48 2011

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #21 on: 08/19/2011 11:35 AM »
Noted these 2 NOTAMS
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A1227/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N421440E0950902-N421023E0954455-N414902E0954014-N415318E0950433  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 20 AUG 02:55 2011 UNTIL 20 AUG 03:28 2011. CREATED: 19 AUG 06:46 2011
 
A1228/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N423937E0942350-N422523E0952040-N421024E0951219-N422936E0941821  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 20 AUG 02:55 2011 UNTIL 20 AUG 03:27 2011. CREATED: 19 AUG 06:48 2011

Can you specify the area?

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #22 on: 08/19/2011 12:10 PM »
Areas (using Google Earth)

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #23 on: 08/24/2011 09:13 AM »
The giant "bubble of light" seen in Beijing and Shanghai on August 20, at 21:07 LT could be linked to an ICBM launch as suggested by this source (in Chinese)
http://culture.ifeng.com/whrd/detail_2011_08/24/8642483_0.shtml
http://culture.ifeng.com/whrd/detail_2011_08/24/8642483_1.shtml
(as a reference the video from the June 22 Hawaii event is at vimeo.com[slash]25743686)
« Last Edit: 08/24/2011 02:17 PM by input~2 »

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #24 on: 08/25/2011 06:36 PM »
Umm, Shijian-11-01 flew over the Bohai Sea area at 20:46 Beijing time and probably had a visibility of the area until 20:53. One may wonder if the times stamped at the images are precise.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #25 on: 08/25/2011 08:03 PM »
Umm, Shijian-11-01 flew over the Bohai Sea area at 20:46 Beijing time and probably had a visibility of the area until 20:53. One may wonder if the times stamped at the images are precise.
A first remark is that the "bubble" seems to originate to the West of Beijing , where the pictures were taken, looking at the reddish twilight near the "bubble". So if the origin of the bubble is a sudden blow-out of an ICBM upper stage, the event could have taken place over Xinjiang.
Concerning the timing, several minutes could have elapsed between the launch and the upper stage thrust termination (180s in the case of a Minuteman) which triggered the bubble..

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #26 on: 09/03/2011 07:10 AM »
Interesting to note that People's Daily is mentionning ICBM as one of the potential reasons for the "giant bubble" observed on August 20
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/7585090.html
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #27 on: 09/08/2011 12:59 PM »
A microblogger with the Beijing Planetarium has calculated that the center of the "bubble" was located at an altitude of about 267 km above a location West of Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia (N403601E1051556) as depicted in the attached picture.
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #28 on: 09/15/2011 02:17 PM »
Another pair:

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A1371/11 - TWO TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED. 1. ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY INTO AN AREA CENTERED AT N375538E950158 WITH RADIUS OF 70KM. 2. AREA BOUNDED BY N380507E942949-N375825E942751-N391305E883314-N390609E883154 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL. SFC - UNL, 0050-0130, 0315-0355, 16 AND 0040-0120, 0320-0400, 17, 16 SEP 00:50 2011 UNTIL 17 SEP 04:00 2011. CREATED: 15 SEP 07:12 2011
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #29 on: 09/23/2011 10:02 PM »
More interesting NOTAMs
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A1451/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N403517E0931655-N403449E0935556-N402401E0935542-N402429E0931641  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 24 SEP 03:17 2011 UNTIL 24 SEP 03:42 2011. CREATED: 23 SEP 12:42 2011

A1450/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N403936E0935820-N403858E0943347-N401724E0943307-N401802E0935740  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 24 SEP 03:17 2011 UNTIL 24 SEP 03:43 2011. CREATED: 23 SEP 12:39 2011

A1449/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N392215E1085607-N391436E1095055-N385840E1094713-N390619E1085225  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 24 SEP 03:16 2011 UNTIL 24 SEP 03:37 2011. CREATED: 23 SEP 12:33 2011
« Last Edit: 09/23/2011 10:03 PM by input~2 »

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #30 on: 09/24/2011 02:48 PM »
I forgot to mention this one
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A1448/11 - A TEMPORARY CONTROLLED AREA ESTABLISHED: A CIRCLE CENTERED AT N3850E11136 WITH RADIUS OF 15KM, VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL. SFC - UNL, 24 SEP 03:15 2011 UNTIL 24 SEP 03:30 2011. CREATED: 23 SEP 12:29 2011
which indicated a circle centered on TSLC with a slightly earlier timeframe. So maybe a missile launched earlier today from TSLC?
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #31 on: 09/25/2011 10:16 AM »
Some activity planned for to-morrow night ;D
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A1458/11 -  A TEMPORARY PROHIBITED AREA ESTABLISHED:CENTERED AT  N375538E0950158, WITH RADIUS OF 70KM, VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL  ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY INTO THIS AREA. SFC - UNL, 1200-1300,1900-2000, 26 SEP 12:00 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 20:00 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 10:03 2011

A1459/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N375825E0942751-N380507E0942949-N391305E0883314-N390609E0883154  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 1200-1300,1900-2000, 26 SEP 12:00 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 20:00 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 10:06 2011
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #32 on: 09/25/2011 01:13 PM »
and for the evening:
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A1460/11 -  A TEMPORARY PROHIBITED AREA ESTABLISHED:CENTERED AT  N3852E11136, WITH RADIUS OF 12KM, VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL  ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY INTO THIS AREA. SFC - UNL, 26 SEP 11:10 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 11:30 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 12:11 2011

A1461/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N401204E1044922-N400419E1054446-N394304E1053937-N395047E1044429  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 26 SEP 11:12 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 11:40 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 12:13 2011

A1463/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N412434E0864747-N412443E0870208-N411355E0870219-N411346E0864801  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 26 SEP 11:13 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 11:43 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 12:18 2011

A1462/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N412953E0864030-N413022E0873759-N410846E0873809-N410817E0864059  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 26 SEP 11:13 2011 UNTIL 26 SEP 11:43 2011. CREATED: 25 SEP 12:15 2011

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #33 on: 09/26/2011 08:10 PM »
There were several reports today on Chinese microblogs and forums about a spiral contrail (presumably from the missile launch subject of the A1460/11 NOTAM quoted above) observed from about 7:20pm to 7:30pm (LT) over Inner Mongolia.
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #34 on: 10/27/2011 07:44 PM »
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A1593/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N374048E0914541-N372951E0914727- N375205E0951127-N380302E0950949  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 28 OCT 03:00 2011 UNTIL 28 OCT 04:00 2011. CREATED: 27 OCT 06:11 201
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #35 on: 12/21/2011 07:08 PM »
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A1852/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N412004E1005117-N403827E1085439-N400323E1084631-N405934E1004312   BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 22 DEC 10:10 2011 UNTIL 22 DEC 10:50 2011. CREATED: 21 DEC 07:45 2011
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #36 on: 12/29/2011 08:26 PM »
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A1908/11 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N384354E1212820-N382806E1212555-N383357E1201925-N385003E1202146   BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 30 DEC 04:05 2011 UNTIL 30 DEC 04:30 2011. CREATED: 29 DEC 08:37 2011

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #37 on: 01/01/2012 02:38 PM »
新年第一个好消息 12月30日中午巨浪-2潜射弹道导弹试验成功。巨浪-2,(北约代号CSS-NX-4)是中国第二代洲际潜射弹道导弹,设计为三段固体燃料推进火箭,射程1万公里左右,可携带多枚核弹头,是东风-31弹道导弹海基型号。 最新消息:昨天的试射非常成功!
source:  http://t.cn/SJXJK1

translate:
NO1 good news for the new year's day,JL-2(NATO :CSS-NX-4)was successfully tested,the launch time was 30 Dec. 12am.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #38 on: 01/01/2012 04:31 PM »
the launch time was 30 Dec. 12am.
Seems to fit the NOTAMed launch window

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #39 on: 04/14/2012 05:51 PM »
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A0276/12 -  A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N392048E0883822 N385938E0882924 N375921E0951801 N371947E0951021 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO  FLY INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 15 APR 04:20 2012 UNTIL 15 APR 04:45 2012. CREATED: 14 APR 11:45 2012

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