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Chinese launch schedule
« on: 10/29/2006 01:04 PM »
The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2
January - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW
February - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A; SMS
February - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
June - CZ-3C - Taiyuan - HK-Sat 1
July - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
July - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
August - CZ-3C - Xichang - HK-Sat 2
October - CZ-2F - Jiuquan - Shenzhou-7
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

Information from:

Chan Lan's 'Go Taikonauts' - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/ and "Hard Road to Space", Spaceflight (November 2006).

Ron Baalke 'Space Calendar' - http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html

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RE: China launches for 2007
« Reply #1 on: 10/29/2006 02:08 PM »
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October - CZ-2F - Jiuquan - Shenzhou-7

Shenzhou-7 launch is planned in September 2008...

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #2 on: 10/29/2006 05:09 PM »
I have not heared anything on the israeli built HK-Sat comsats for a while. I've got the impression, that they have been cancelled. Has anyone any infos?


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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2006 09:26 AM »
The HK-Sat contracts were cancelled in January 2003. Old story now.

BTW, weren't SM(M)S and HJ-1B the same satellite?
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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #4 on: 11/05/2006 12:35 PM »
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Space Lizard - 4/11/2006  4:09 AM

The HK-Sat contracts were cancelled in January 2003. Old story now.

BTW, weren't SM(M)S and HJ-1B the same satellite?

Revising the chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2
January - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW
February - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A
February - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
July - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A  
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #5 on: 11/06/2006 09:25 AM »
Your Rascom launch date might be quite optimistic.

AFAIK there's no real technical challenge here but money doesn't seem to be there. All the more that I'm not sure - despite what Xinhua said once - that the formal launch contract was actually signed (but I may be wrong).
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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #6 on: 11/06/2006 01:37 PM »
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July - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8

Has the SS/Loral-built Chinasat-8 finally cleared the export hurdles or is this an other satellite without ITAR restrictions?


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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2006 09:30 AM »
Trying once again to have an idea about the chinese launch schedule for 2007 (this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , and comments in NSF):

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2  
February - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A  
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B  
July - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
2007(??) - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

Making a search on the net about Chinasat-8. It looks like the problems of granting a export license for this satellite were never resolved. I've found this http://www.spaceandtech.com/digest/sd2000-26/sd2000-26-003.shtml .

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #8 on: 11/08/2006 02:20 PM »
Satori, I appreciate your effort in trying to catalogue the future Chinese launches. So keep up the good work. Im ecspecially interested in the KT-1, hopefully it will achieve a mission succes this time around.
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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #9 on: 11/11/2006 12:34 PM »
wow 14+ launches from China next year, impressive

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #10 on: 11/13/2006 11:12 AM »
Well, some of this launches will be delayed to 2008 for sure...

According to Xinhua ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-11/13/content_5322002.htm ), China will launch two Beidou sats on the begining of 2007.

The chinese launch schedule for 2007 (this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm ,comments in NSF):

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2
January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
February - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B  
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
2007(??) - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

Looking again at the schedule on the Space Calendar, we can see that the launch of Chinasat-8 is schedule for October 2007. So, this must be other satellite but I will wait and try to check it before adding to this schedule.

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #11 on: 11/16/2006 03:57 PM »
I have found finally, what happened to the original Chinasat 8: It has been sold and will be launched as "ProtoStar 1" in 2008

http://www.protostarsat.com/protostar_11.htm

If there is really a Chinasat 8 in the chinese schedule, it must be another satellite.




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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #12 on: 11/28/2006 12:23 PM »
According to Xinhua ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-11/28/content_5401086.htm ), China will launch the SinoSat-3 in May of 2007.

The chinese launch schedule for 2007 (this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm ,comments in NSF):

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2
January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
February - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
October - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
2007(??) - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #13 on: 11/29/2006 12:50 PM »
Little bit of additional info from this artilce on Chang'e. Tests of the probe to be completed by February next year, launch somewhat later, probably April. Probe based on Dongfanghong III telecommunication satellite platform.
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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #14 on: 12/03/2006 01:23 PM »
According to Xinhua ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/02/content_5422381.htm ), China will launch the second generation Feng Yun-3 in the second half of 2007.

The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January - KT-1 - Taiyuan - PS-2
January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
October - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
2nd half - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A
2007(??) - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

(this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , comments in NSF).

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #15 on: 12/04/2006 08:54 PM »
Space Calendar ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html ) has some changes in the chinese launch schedule for 2007 (using a similar color system like the Russian launch schedule).

The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
July - KT-1 (KT-2?) - Taiyuan - PS-2
July - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A; SMS

October - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
2007(??) - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

(this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , comments in NSF).

It is interesting to note that the Space Calendar gives the solid rocket fuel designation as KT-2 (Kaithuoze-2) not KT-1.

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #16 on: 12/10/2006 10:30 AM »
According to http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/chronology.html the launch date for Chang'e-1 satellite is April 17, 2007... Possibly this is old data...

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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #17 on: 12/12/2006 11:28 AM »

Space Calendar ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html ) has some changes in the chinese launch schedule for 2007 (using a similar color system like the Russian launch schedule).

The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
17 April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
July - KT-1 (KT-2?) - Taiyuan - PS-2
July - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A; SMS
August - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
October - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
December - CZ-3B - Xichang - Apstar-6B
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - ??? - ??? - Hai Yang-2A

(this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , comments in NSF).

The Space Calendar has also schedule a HK-Sat 1 launch for December.


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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #18 on: 12/13/2006 02:24 PM »
Chen Lan has informed me that Hai Yang-1B will be launched in 2007.

The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
17 April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
July - KT-1 (KT-2?) - Taiyuan - PS-2
July - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A; SMS
August - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
October - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-8
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
December - CZ-3B - Xichang - Apstar-6B
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - CZ-2C - Taiyuan - Hai Yang-1B
??? - CZ-2C (?) - Taiyuan - Hai Yang-2A

(this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , comments in NSF).

The Space Calendar has also schedule a HK-Sat 1 launch for December 2007.


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Re: China launches for 2007
« Reply #19 on: 01/05/2007 06:45 PM »
ProtoStar has bought the Chinasat-8 satellite and the launch is schedule for 2008.

The chinese launch schedule for 2007:

January (?) - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2A
Begining of 2007 - CZ-3A - Xichang - Beidou-2B (?)
March - CZ-3B - Xichang - Nigcomsat-1
17 April - CZ-3A - Xichang - Chang'e-1
May - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - CBERS-2B
May - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinsat-6B
May - CZ-3A - Xichang - Sinosat-3
June - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - HJ-1A; HJ-1B
July - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - FSW-23
July - KT-1 (KT-2?) - Taiyuan - PS-2
July - CZ-4B - Taiyuan - Feng Yun-3A; SMS
August - CZ-3B - Xichang - RascomStarQAF-1
November - CZ-3B - Xichang - Chinasat-9
December - CZ-3B - Xichang - Apstar-6B
??? - CZ-2C/2 - Xichang - Jian Bing-5A
??? - CZ-2C - Taiyuan - Hai Yang-1B
??? - CZ-2C (?) - Taiyuan - Hai Yang-2A

(this information is based on several Internet sources ( http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html and http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/1921/schedule.htm , comments in NSF).

The Space Calendar has also schedule a HK-Sat 1 launch for December 2007.