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The Chinese media has been reporting this will be a GEO satellite with electronic propulsion system, the satellite will be developed based on DFH-3B bus.

Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=13055&fromuid=24484
« Last Edit: 04/12/2017 12:38 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #1 on: 01/24/2016 09:38 AM »
This launch will be in 2016.

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #2 on: 01/24/2016 07:33 PM »
This launch will be in 2016.

Source? Previous information put this launch on the first quarter of 2017.

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #3 on: 01/25/2016 03:29 AM »
This launch will be in 2016.

Source? Previous information put this launch on the first quarter of 2017.

This presentation slide does mention 2016. Not sure how old it is though.....  ;)
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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #4 on: 02/17/2017 04:55 AM »
China is hoping to make the internet available in aircraft cabins, high speed trains or even remote mountainous areas, thanks to six communication satellites it's planning to send into orbit this year, according to China National Radio.

The first satellite - Shijian-13 - is to be launched on a Long March 3B (also known as the CZ-3B) rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in April.

Shi Jian 13 is an experimental geostationary satellite, designed to test electric propulsion, with an orbital life of 15 years, according to Gunter's Space Page.

Deputy chief designer, Wang Min, says it's the country's first high-throughput satellite (HTS). It's capable of relaying traffic many times the speed of traditional fixed satellite services (FSS), for the same amount of allocated frequency on orbit, according to intelsat.com.

Later in the year, the scientific research satellite Shijian-18 will be delivered into orbit by the Long March 5B rocket in mid-2017, according to Space Flights News.

Zhou Zhicheng, director of the communications satellite department of the China Academy of Space Technology, said the launch of these communications satellites will help improve the prospects for China's satellite mobile communications system.

On a global scale, 24 communications satellites operating in orbit currently were manufactured by Chinese organizations, according to China National Radio.
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-17/245734.shtml

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #5 on: 02/17/2017 04:56 AM »
Powerful new satellite to be launched in April
    0 2017-02-17 08:49China DailyEditor: Wang Fan ECNS App Download
It will be part of a huge network that will expand the nation's Wi-Fi access

China will launch its most advanced communications satellite in April as it builds a large capacity network that will enable passengers on jetliners and high-speed trains to use the internet.

Shijian 13, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, will be lifted on a Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.

The satellite, which weighs 4.6 metric tons, will stay for 15 years in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometers above Earth, the academy said.

The satellite features a Ka-band broadband communications system capable of transmitting 20 gigabytes of data per second, making it the most powerful communications satellite the nation has developed.

Shijian 13 will use electric propulsion after it enters orbit, which will extensively reduce the chemical fuel the satellite carries. Moreover, it will conduct space-to-ground laser communications experiments, the academy said.

In June, the Shijian 18 communications satellite, the first developed based on China's new-generation DFH 5 satellite platform, will be lifted by a Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, according to the academy.

It said the transmission capacity of the satellite to be launched in June is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.

Wang Min, deputy head of the academy's Institute of Telecommunication Satellite, said China plans to establish a constellation of advanced communications satellites based on DFH 4 and DFH 5 platforms by 2025 and, after the plan is fulfilled, people will be able to use high-quality Wi-Fi service anywhere and anytime, including on bullet trains and planes.

Li Feng, chief designer at the institute, said many domestic users have said they look forward to the service of new-generation communications satellites, while some foreign satellite operators have also expressed interest.

The academy has made seven communications satellites for overseas users, including Pakistan, Venezuela and Laos, and is implementing export contracts for more than 10 such satellites, said Zhou Zhicheng, head of the Institute of Telecommunication Satellite.

However, he said the country still needs to catch up with the top developers of communications satellites in the United States and Europe, such as Boeing and Thales Alenia Space, when it comes to satellite technology and capacity.
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-17/245689.shtml

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #6 on: 03/01/2017 08:31 AM »
By Zhao Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2017-02-17 07:24
It will be part of a huge network that will expand the nation's Wi-Fi access

China will launch its most advanced communications satellite in April as it builds a large capacity network that will enable passengers on jetliners and high-speed trains to use the internet.

Shijian 13, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, will be lifted on a Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.

The satellite, which weighs 4.6 metric tons, will stay for 15 years in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 kilometers above Earth, the academy said.

The satellite features a Ka-band broadband communications system capable of transmitting 20 gigabytes of data per second, making it the most powerful communications satellite the nation has developed.

Shijian 13 will use electric propulsion after it enters orbit, which will extensively reduce the chemical fuel the satellite carries. Moreover, it will conduct space-to-ground laser communications experiments, the academy said.

In June, the Shijian 18 communications satellite, the first developed based on China's new-generation DFH 5 satellite platform, will be lifted by a Long March 5 rocket at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, according to the academy.

It said the transmission capacity of the satellite to be launched in June is double that of current Chinese communications satellites, allowing more television channels and clearer programs to be transmitted. The new satellite will also improve internet connectivity and accessibility as well as reduce users' costs.

Wang Min, deputy head of the academy's Institute of Telecommunication Satellite, said China plans to establish a constellation of advanced communications satellites based on DFH 4 and DFH 5 platforms by 2025 and, after the plan is fulfilled, people will be able to use high-quality Wi-Fi service anywhere and anytime, including on bullet trains and planes.

Li Feng, chief designer at the institute, said many domestic users have said they look forward to the service of new-generation communications satellites, while some foreign satellite operators have also expressed interest.

The academy has made seven communications satellites for overseas users, including Pakistan, Venezuela and Laos, and is implementing export contracts for more than 10 such satellites, said Zhou Zhicheng, head of the Institute of Telecommunication Satellite.

However, he said the country still needs to catch up with the top developers of communications satellites in the United States and Europe, such as Boeing and Thales Alenia Space, when it comes to satellite technology and capacity.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-02/17/content_28234069.htm

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #7 on: 03/01/2017 08:32 AM »
China hopes to cover flights and trains with internet under new satellite plan

China is hoping to make the internet available in aircraft cabins, high speed trains or even remote mountainous areas, thanks to six communication satellites it's planning to send into orbit this year, according to China National Radio.

The first satellite - Shijian-13 - is to be launched on a Long March 3B (also known as the CZ-3B) rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) in April.

Shi Jian 13 is an experimental geostationary satellite, designed to test electric propulsion, with an orbital life of 15 years, according to Gunter's Space Page.

Deputy chief designer, Wang Min, says it's the country's first high-throughput satellite (HTS). It's capable of relaying traffic many times the speed of traditional fixed satellite services (FSS), for the same amount of allocated frequency on orbit, according to intelsat.com.

Later in the year, the scientific research satellite Shijian-18 will be delivered into orbit by the Long March 5B rocket in mid-2017, according to Space Flights News.

Zhou Zhicheng, director of the communications satellite department of the China Academy of Space Technology, said the launch of these communications satellites will help improve the prospects for China's satellite mobile communications system.

On a global scale, 24 communications satellites operating in orbit currently were manufactured by Chinese organizations, according to China National Radio.
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/02-17/245734.shtml

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #8 on: 03/17/2017 12:08 PM »
CZ-3B (Y43) to be used on this mission, was sent to Xichang by train on March 13. On the same train there was a CZ-2C launch vehicle - CZ-2C (Y29).

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #9 on: 04/04/2017 03:02 PM »
Chinaspaceflight.com posted a picture of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center LC2 Launch Complex where it looks like launch preparations are taking place for the launch of SJ-13/ZX-16.

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #10 on: 04/04/2017 03:44 PM »
CZ-3B (Y43) to be used on this mission, was sent to Xichang by train on March 13. On the same train there was a CZ-2C launch vehicle - CZ-2C (Y29).

I think that the last CZ-2C mission from Xichang was Shiyan Weixing 2, way back in 2004.

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #11 on: 04/04/2017 03:50 PM »
It seems that this launch will be around April 11-12-ish based on the deadline for pre-orders for launch day mail covers for this one.  ;) (source)

P.S. Sorry for my silence in this area of the forum lately, but I'm a bit bust these days.  ;)
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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #12 on: 04/07/2017 02:05 PM »
Potential launch time: April 12 around 11:02 UTC

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Re: Shijian-13/ChinaSat 16 - CZ-3B - XSLC - April 2017
« Reply #13 on: 04/07/2017 02:21 PM »
Potential launch time: April 12 around 11:02 UTC

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The launch time is a little weird
To land a rocket!

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The launch time is a little weird
Right, this time people in Xichang won't be in bed when they'll feel "the earthquake" ;)
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Two pre-launch pics from Chinaspaceflight.com.

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