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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 01/05/2017 03:48 PM »

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Well, look at the monitor below.  ;)
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #42 on: 01/05/2017 03:59 PM »
Well, look at the monitor below.  ;)
Not much detail to see, but it appears to similar to the hexagonal bus used in the FY 4A satellite.

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 01/05/2017 04:02 PM »
Launch success has been confirmed with T-0 at 15:18 UTC.

TJS-2, like TJS-1, is described as a "new generation high capacity experimental communication and broadcasting satellite" in the official release.  ;) The earlier rumors of SAST being the satellite producer is also confirmed (making it their 1st geostationary comsat).

Do we have info on the manufacturer of TJS-1?

CAST was its manufacturer (looking back, it took them a few days after launch to confirm that!).

Speaking of these two sats, TJSW-1 was mentioned in the official release to test Ka-band communications. This time Ka band was not mentioned, but instead it will test "high speed/multi-frequency wide-band data transfer". Hmm.....  ::)
AEHF/MUOS/WGS, Likely a WGS equivalent.

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 01/05/2017 04:07 PM »
与战士站岗、炊事员做饭一样,航天员是一种职业,工作就是飞行。

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 01/05/2017 06:57 PM »
2 objects have been cataloged by USTRATCOM

2017-001A/41911 in 222 x 35823 km x 27.49 (S/C)
2017-001B/41912 in 164 x 34340 km x 27.46 (CZ-3B 3rd stage)

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #46 on: 01/05/2017 07:07 PM »
Expected launch mission codename is "07-76"
Confirmed

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 01/05/2017 07:14 PM »

This does not look like a communication satellite, but looks very much FY-4. I think they are not using the right 3D model in their CGI, possibly to hide what the satellite looks like.

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 01/05/2017 07:32 PM »
Strange antennas(?) for "broadband high-speed data transmission" ::)
« Last Edit: 01/05/2017 07:33 PM by input~2 »

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 01/05/2017 07:34 PM »
Written 102 missile launch from Xichang? This is true? correctly 101
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #50 on: 01/05/2017 08:07 PM »
Launch time was 23:18:04.043 BJT
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #51 on: 01/05/2017 09:09 PM »
Xinhua
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #52 on: 01/05/2017 09:51 PM »

This does not look like a communication satellite, but looks very much FY-4. I think they are not using the right 3D model in their CGI, possibly to hide what the satellite looks like.

FY-4 has only one solar panel, as usual for met sats due to the radiators needed. This one has two. Perhaps a early warning payload?

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 01/06/2017 05:06 AM »
News video of the launch

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #54 on: 01/06/2017 06:28 AM »

This does not look like a communication satellite, but looks very much FY-4. I think they are not using the right 3D model in their CGI, possibly to hide what the satellite looks like.

FY-4 has only one solar panel, as usual for met sats due to the radiators needed. This one has two. Perhaps a early warning payload?

You are right, it's not a FY-4 model. Could be early warning, the angle of the baffles seems compatible with a full-disk sensor in GEO.

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 01/06/2017 03:39 PM »
Fairing debris have been spotted in the usual area, near Suichuan, Jianxi
http://www.jgsdaily.com/2017/0106/36589.shtml

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This does not look like a communication satellite, but looks very much FY-4. I think they are not using the right 3D model in their CGI, possibly to hide what the satellite looks like.

FY-4 has only one solar panel, as usual for met sats due to the radiators needed. This one has two. Perhaps a early warning payload?

You are right, it's not a FY-4 model. Could be early warning, the angle of the baffles seems compatible with a full-disk sensor in GEO.

Well it seems that you might have just hit the jackpot - the local news report regarding the recovery of fairing in the post above calls the satellite "Huoyan-1" (literally "Fire Eyes-1", i.e. steely eyes).

What kind of (expletive) comsat would have steely eyes installed?  ;) ::)
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Launch time was 23:18:04.043 BJT

Launch time was 23:18:04.0456 BJT
http://www.js7tv.cn/video/201701_75161.html


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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #58 on: 01/07/2017 07:00 AM »
A larger picture

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #59 on: 01/08/2017 07:20 AM »
Apparently lift-off was initially planned for 15:14 UTC on January 4