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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #60 on: 12/11/2013 02:01 PM »
Why do you people collect factory numbers of rockets?
US, India, China, Japan, Russia ??

Because we can.

Some serial numbers reveal if there are more to fly, how long it has been waiting, and who it was manufactured for.

And tracking different sub-versions and configurations

Exactly. Sometimes serial numbers have been the best clue that a different flavor of rocket was being used to the one
we thought. That's the most important reason for me - for many types of vehicle, it lets you confirm the configuration.
For example, if you see two 'Y10' serials on a CZ-4B, either there is a mistake (as in this case) or one of them is actually
something else, perhaps a CZ-4C.

For suborbital launches in earlier times (I'm thinking Atlas launches in the 1960s and 1970s) they were useful for
distinguishing two launches on the same day. Not so much of a problem these days, admittedly.
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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #61 on: 12/13/2013 09:32 PM »
Is this web site reliable?
http://baike.baidu.com/view/3340043.htm

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #62 on: 02/16/2014 01:24 PM »
China Aerospace Co. (via China Space Philatelists Assoc.) confirmed the following Y-numbers for CZ-2C, CZ-2D, CZ-4A and CZ-4B launches in 2013:
2013-04-26 CZ-2D Y18
2013-07-15 CZ-2C Y23
2013-17-19 CZ-4C Y11
2013-09-01 CZ-4C Y13
2013-09-22 CZ-4C Y12
2013-10-25 CZ-4B Y25
2013-10-29 CZ-2C Y26
2013-11-20 CZ-4C Y14
2013-11-25 CZ-2D Y23
2013-12-09 CZ-4B Y10
« Last Edit: 02/16/2014 01:26 PM by limen4 »

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #63 on: 02/16/2014 01:48 PM »
China Aerospace Co. (via China Space Philatelists Assoc.) confirmed the following Y-numbers for CZ-2C, CZ-2D, CZ-4A and CZ-4B launches in 2013:
2013-04-26 CZ-2D Y18
2013-07-15 CZ-2C Y23
2013-17-19 CZ-4C Y11
2013-09-01 CZ-4C Y13
2013-09-22 CZ-4C Y12
2013-10-25 CZ-4B Y25
2013-10-29 CZ-2C Y26
2013-11-20 CZ-4C Y14
2013-11-25 CZ-2D Y23
2013-12-09 CZ-4B Y10

I thought CZ-2C Y26 flew with SJ-11-04 in 2011. Could it be Y21?  :-\
« Last Edit: 02/16/2014 01:50 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #64 on: 02/16/2014 04:09 PM »
China Aerospace Co. (via China Space Philatelists Assoc.) confirmed the following Y-numbers for CZ-2C, CZ-2D, CZ-4A and CZ-4B launches in 2013:
2013-04-26 CZ-2D Y18
2013-07-15 CZ-2C Y23
2013-17-19 CZ-4C Y11
2013-09-01 CZ-4C Y13
2013-09-22 CZ-4C Y12
2013-10-25 CZ-4B Y25
2013-10-29 CZ-2C Y26
2013-11-20 CZ-4C Y14
2013-11-25 CZ-2D Y23
2013-12-09 CZ-4B Y10

I thought CZ-2C Y26 flew with SJ-11-04 in 2011. Could it be Y21?  :-\
Sorry - writing error. Not Y26 but Y28.
« Last Edit: 02/16/2014 04:10 PM by limen4 »

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #65 on: 02/16/2014 05:38 PM »
Thanks for the info, limen4!

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #66 on: 03/28/2014 08:20 AM »
 
Date & Time
发射日
 
Launch Site    
发射场
 
Rocket Configuration
运载火箭
Serial 
Number
 
 
Payload
有效载荷
 
Orbital Name
卫星
1988-09-06
20:30:19
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4A
长征四号甲
Y1
遥一
 Fengyun 1A
风云一号甲气象卫星
1990-09-03
00:53
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4A
长征四号甲
Y2
遥二
 Fengyun 1B
风云一号乙气象卫星
      
 
Date & Time
发射日
 
Launch Site    
发射场
 
Rocket Configuration
运载火箭
Serial 
Number
 
 
Payload
有效载荷
 
Orbital Name
卫星
1999-10-14
03:15
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y1
遥一
Ziyuan 1
资源一号
CBERS 1
中巴资源卫星
1999-05-10
01:33:00,755
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y2
遥二
 Fengyun 1C
风云一号丙气象卫星
Shijian 5
实践五号
2000-09-01
03:25
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y3
遥三
Jianbing 3
尖兵三号
Ziyuan 2
资源二号
2003-10-21
03:16
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y4
遥四
Ziyuan 1
资源一号
CBERS 2
中巴地球资源卫星二号
2002-05-15
01:50
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y5
遥五
 Fengyun 1D
风云一号丁气象卫星
Haiyang 1A
海洋一号甲
2002-10-27
03:17
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y6
遥六
Jianbing 3
尖兵三号
Ziyuan 2
资源二号
2004-09-08
23:14
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y7
遥七
 Shijian 6 01
实践六号01
2004-11-06
03:10
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y8
遥八
Jianbing 3
尖兵三号
Ziyuan 2
资源二号
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y9
遥九
 Converted to Chang Zheng 4C Y1
2013-12-09
03:26
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y10
遥十
Ziyuan 1
资源一号
CBERS 3
中巴地球资源卫星三号
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y11
遥十一
  
2012-05-10
07:06:04,493
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y12
遥十二
 Yaogan Weixing 14
遥感卫星十四号
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y13
遥十三
  
2011-08-15
22:57:19,319
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y14
遥十四
 Haiyang 2
海洋二号
2011-12-22
03:26:14,025
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y15
遥十五
Ziyuan 1
资源一号
Ziyuan 1 02C
资源一号02C
2006-10-23
23:34
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y16
遥十六
 Shijian 6 02
实践六号02
2007-09-19
03:26:13,445
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y17
遥十七
Ziyuan 1
资源一号
CBERS 02B
中巴地球资源卫星02B
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y18
遥十八
  
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y19
遥十九
  
2008-12-15
03:22:04,521
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y20
遥二十
Jianbing 8
尖兵八号
Yaogan Weixing 5
遥感卫星五号
2011-11-09
03:21:05,279
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y21
遥二十一
Jianbing 8
尖兵八号
Yaogan Weixing 12
遥感卫星十二号
2008-10-25
01:15:04,484
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y22
遥二十二
 Shijian 6 03
实践六号03
2010-10-06
00:49:05,433
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y23
遥二十三
 Shijian 6 04
实践六号04
  Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y24
遥二十四
  
2013-10-25
03:50:03,536
Jiuquan SLS, LC2
酒泉新场区
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y25
遥二十五
 Shijian 16
实践十六号
2012-01-09
03:17:09,979
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4B
长征四号乙
Y26
遥二十六
 Ziyuan 3
资源三号
      
 
Date & Time
发射日
 
Launch Site    
发射场
 
Rocket Configuration
运载火箭
Serial 
Number
 
 
Payload
有效载荷
 
Orbital Name
卫星
2006-04-26
22:47
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y1
遥一
Jianbing 5
尖兵五号
Yaogan Weixing 1
遥感卫星一号
2008-05-27
03:02:33,070
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y2
遥二
 Fengyun 3A
风云三号甲气象卫星
2007-11-11
22:48
Taiyuan, LC7
太原旧工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y3
遥三
Jianbing 5
尖兵五号
Yaogan Weixing 3
遥感卫星三号
2009-12-15
02:31:05
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y4
遥四
 Yaogan Weixing 8
遥感卫星八号
2010-03-05
04:55:05,227
Jiuquan SLS, LC2
酒泉新场区
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y5
遥五
 Yaogan Weixing 9
遥感卫星九号
2010-08-09
22:49:05,551
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y6
遥六
Jianbing 5
尖兵五号
Yaogan Weixing 10
遥感卫星十号
2010-11-04
18:37:12,089
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y7
遥七
 Fengyun 3B
风云三号乙气象卫星
  Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y8
遥八
  
2012-11-25
04:06:04
Jiuquan SLS, LC2
酒泉新场区
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y9
遥九
 Yaogan Weixing 16
遥感卫星十六号
2012-05-29
07:31:05,187
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y10
遥十
 Yaogan Weixing 15
遥感卫星十五号
2013-07-19
23:37:55,685
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y11
遥十一
 Multiple satellites
一箭多星
2013-09-23
03:07:17,055
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y12
遥十二
 Fengyun 3C
风云三号丙气象卫星
2013-09-01
19:16
Jiuquan SLS, LC2
酒泉新场区
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y13
遥十三
 Yaogan Weixing 17
遥感卫星十七号
2013-11-20
03:31:04,70
Taiyuan, LC9
太原新工位
Chang Zheng 4C
长征四号丙
Y14
遥十四
 Yaogan Weixing 19
遥感卫星十九号

Multiple satellites
一箭多星
Shijian 15
实践十五号
Shiyan Weixing 7
试验卫星七号
Chuangxin 3
创新三号

http://www.sast.org.cn
http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-407-4-1.html
http://cn.cgwic.com/LaunchServices/LaunchRecord/LongMarch.html
http://www.lib.cas.cz/space.40/INDEX1.HTM
http://space.skyrocket.de
http://www.planet4589.org/space/lvdb/launch/DF5

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #67 on: 12/16/2015 09:42 PM »
Chinese launch vehicle numbers for 2015 from previous reports and postal coves:

2015.03.30   CZ-3C   Y11   Compass-I1-S
2015.06.26   CZ-4B   Y30   Gaofen-8
2015.07.25   CZ-3B   Y26   Compass-M1-S
2015.08.27   CZ-4C   Y18   Yaogan 27
2015.09.12   CZ-3B   Y32   TJS-1
2015.09.14   CZ-2D   Y21   Gaofen-9
2015.09.19   CZ-6     Y1   20 sats
2015.09.25   CZ-11      Pujian-1
2015.09.29   CZ-3B   Y33   Compass-I2-S
2015.10.07   CZ-2D   Y37   Jilin-1
2015.10.16   CZ-3B   Y36   Apstar 9
2015.10.26   CZ-2D   Y26   Tianhui-1 №03
2015.11.03   CZ-3B   Y34   Zhongxing-2C
2015.11.08   CZ-4B   Y24   Yaogan 28
2015.11.20   CZ-3B   Y38   Laosat-1
2015.11.26   CZ-4C   Y8   Yaogan 29
2015.12.09   CZ-3B   Y31   Zhongxing 1C

This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #68 on: 12/16/2015 09:52 PM »
Chinese launch vehicle numbers for 2015 from previous reports and postal coves:


2015.11.26   CZ-4C   Y8   Yaogan 29

Y8 or Y18?

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #69 on: 12/16/2015 10:05 PM »
Chinese launch vehicle numbers for 2015 from previous reports and postal coves:


2015.11.26   CZ-4C   Y8   Yaogan 29

Y8 or Y18?
Y18 was used in August but now the missing Y8 has been flown.
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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #70 on: 12/16/2015 10:09 PM »
Chinese launch vehicle numbers for 2015 from previous reports and postal coves:


2015.11.26   CZ-4C   Y8   Yaogan 29

Y8 or Y18?
Y18 was used in August but now the missing Y8 has been flown.

Ah! Okay, thank you for clarifying that! Wasn't paying attention to the August number!

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #71 on: 12/17/2015 11:47 AM »
Missing rockets

CZ-2C: Y22, Y29, Y30, Y33, Y34
CZ-3: Y13 (muzeum; cancelled launch with Fengyun-2 on April 8, 1994)
CZ-2E: Y2 (cancelled launch with Optus B1 on March 22, 1992)
CZ-2D: Y13, Y20, Y27, Y28, Y29, Y30, Y32, Y33, Y34, Y35, Y36
CZ-3B: Y28, Y29, Y30, Y35, Y37
CZ-4B: Y9 (converted to CZ-4C Y1), Y11, Y13, Y18, Y19, Y31

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Re: Chinese launch vehicle factory numbers
« Reply #72 on: 04/06/2016 07:28 PM »
Missing rockets

CZ-2C: Y22, Y29, Y30, Y33, Y34
CZ-3: Y13 (muzeum; cancelled launch with Fengyun-2 on April 8, 1994)
CZ-2E: Y2 (cancelled launch with Optus B1 on March 22, 1992)
CZ-2D: Y13, Y20, Y27, Y28, Y29, Y30, Y32, Y33, Y34, Y35, Y36
CZ-3B: Y28, Y29, Y30, Y35, Y37
CZ-4B: Y9 (converted to CZ-4C Y1), Y11, Y13, Y18, Y19, Y31
misses no longer CZ 3B Y29 and Y37
and CZ 2D Y36
« Last Edit: 04/06/2016 07:29 PM by Alter Sachse »

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