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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #60 on: 01/14/2017 12:50 PM »
The thread for the first of these satellites has indicated that an alternative name for that is Qinsho-3: numbers 1 and 2 were satellites in the Shiyan Weixing series, the first  of which looked very much like the Shijian-11 series.

Has anyone seen if TJSW 2 has been tagged Qianshao-4 or maybe the second Qianshao-3?

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #61 on: 01/17/2017 08:37 PM »
The thread for the first of these satellites has indicated that an alternative name for that is Qinsho-3: numbers 1 and 2 were satellites in the Shiyan Weixing series, the first  of which looked very much like the Shijian-11 series.

Has anyone seen if TJSW 2 has been tagged Qianshao-4 or maybe the second Qianshao-3?
TJS-2 has been tagged Huoyan-1 ("Fire cam" in Chinese),  indicating possibly an early warning mission
TJS-1/Qianshao-3/"Outpost-3" is thought to have an ELINT/SIGINT mission as SJ-11/QS-2

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #62 on: 01/17/2017 09:51 PM »
With yesterday's TLE, this satellite is stationary at 107.5E, with 1.0 inclination.

TJS-2 or TJSW-2, what shall be the correct name?

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #63 on: 01/18/2017 01:40 AM »
The thread for the first of these satellites has indicated that an alternative name for that is Qinsho-3: numbers 1 and 2 were satellites in the Shiyan Weixing series, the first  of which looked very much like the Shijian-11 series.

Has anyone seen if TJSW 2 has been tagged Qianshao-4 or maybe the second Qianshao-3?
TJS-2 has been tagged Huoyan-1 ("Fire cam" in Chinese),  indicating possibly an early warning mission
TJS-1/Qianshao-3/"Outpost-3" is thought to have an ELINT/SIGINT mission as SJ-11/QS-2

Of course it is possible to read too much into names....
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #64 on: 01/18/2017 05:55 AM »
TJS-2 or TJSW-2, what shall be the correct name?
W stands for Wixīng which means "satellite". IMHO it can be omitted.
USSTRATCOM uses TJS-2

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #65 on: 01/18/2017 07:00 AM »
TJS-2 or TJSW-2, what shall be the correct name?
W stands for Wixīng which means "satellite". IMHO it can be omitted.
USSTRATCOM uses TJS-2

What is the designation the Chinese use?

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #66 on: 01/21/2017 03:46 PM »
TJS-2 or TJSW-2, what shall be the correct name?
W stands for Wixīng which means "satellite". IMHO it can be omitted.
USSTRATCOM uses TJS-2

What is the designation the Chinese use?
通信技术试验卫星二号 of course.
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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #67 on: 02/24/2017 04:18 PM »
FYI I have split the posts dealing with Qianshao discussion into a new thread called "Qianshao military satellites"

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Re: TJSW-2 - CZ-3B - Xichang - January 5, 2017 (15:18 UTC)
« Reply #70 on: 03/18/2017 08:40 PM »