Author Topic: Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A), CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - June 18, 2017 (16:11 UTC)  (Read 21195 times)

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A short description (in Chinese) on this satellite:
"中星9A卫星(鑫诺4号)采用我国自主研发的东方红四号卫星平台,将提供18个36MHz带宽和4个54MHz带宽BSS规划频段转发器直播服务。中星9A卫星计划与中星9号直播卫星一起满足中国广播电视、数字电影、数字宽带多媒体系统及各种信息广播和娱乐广播的需求。"
« Last Edit: 06/29/2017 05:35 PM by Satori »

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Re: Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A), CZ-3B/E - XSLC, 2013(?)
« Reply #1 on: 11/14/2012 03:01 PM »
ChinaSat 9A
ChinaSat 9A (SinoSat-4) is based on the DFH-4 satellite platform and will provide direct broadcast services with eighteen 36MHz and four 54MHz BSS Ku band transponders. Together with ChinaSat-9 direct broadcast satellite, ChinaSat-9A is designed to serve the radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multi-media system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market.

http://www.chinasatcom.com/en/News_Info.aspx?m=20110329113845577061&n=20110329133944310204

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Re: Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A), CZ-3B/E - XSLC, 2018(?)
« Reply #2 on: 07/04/2016 08:10 PM »
1) ChinaSat 9A

ChinaSat 9A (SinoSat-4) is based on the DFH-4 satellite platform and will provide direct broadcast services with eighteen 36MHz and four 54MHz BSS Ku band transponders. Together with ChinaSat-9 direct broadcast satellite, ChinaSat-9A is designed to serve the radio and TV transmission, digital film and digital broadband multi-media system as well as information and entertainment broadcasting market.

http://english.csat.spacechina.com/n931903/c931925/content.html

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Re: Zhongxing-9A (Chinasat-9A), CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, 2017(?)
« Reply #3 on: 05/31/2017 07:22 PM »
Cross-posting from the Chinese launch schedule thread:
According to a post on the 9ifly Chinese space forum, there are informations about a commercial launch on June 13/17 (possibly ZX-9A Zhongxing-9A) and a Beidou-3 launch on July 13/17.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2017 07:25 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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I wonder if this still used the old bus for SinoSat-4/ChinaSat-9A or if the Chinese built a new one? There were reports on the Chinese web some years ago that parts of it were removed for use on other satellites.

Of course, there are other comsats in other parts of the world that got stored even longer before eventual use so.....
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A recent post on 9ifly makes reference to a launch on June 18 at 10pm (BST) /14:00 UTC

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Stacking is completed, was not informed of the pad.

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Launch planned around 16:08 UTC

A1423/17
-  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED WITHIN A CIRCLE CENTERED AT N2815E10201 WITH RADIUS OF 20KM, VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 JUN 16:01 2017 UNTIL 18 JUN 16:36 2017. CREATED: 14 JUN 11:05 2017
A1424/17 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N272200E1083650-N273125E1074313-N271528E1073946-N270603E1083315 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 JUN 16:04 2017 UNTIL 18 JUN 16:40 2017. CREATED: 14 JUN 11:09 2017

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Launch planned around 16:08 UTC

A1423/17
-  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED WITHIN A CIRCLE CENTERED AT N2815E10201 WITH RADIUS OF 20KM, VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 JUN 16:01 2017 UNTIL 18 JUN 16:36 2017. CREATED: 14 JUN 11:05 2017
A1424/17 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N272200E1083650-N273125E1074313-N271528E1073946-N270603E1083315 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 JUN 16:04 2017 UNTIL 18 JUN 16:40 2017. CREATED: 14 JUN 11:09 2017

Dunno what the source is but 9ifly has it at 16:12 UTC.  ;)
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A1436/17 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N260808E1142921-N261444E1140013-N255858E1135553-N255223E1142456 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 JUN 16:05 2017 UNTIL 18 JUN 16:51 2017. CREATED: 14 JUN 23:37 2017

2 NOTAMed areas for resp. boosters and fairing debris indicated in the figure below:
« Last Edit: 06/15/2017 04:34 PM by input~2 »

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2 recent photos that shows that this launch is very much still on:  ;)

Sources: [1] [2]
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2 recent photos that shows that this launch is very much still on:  ;)

Sources: [1] [2]
LC-3?

LC-2 apparently, but a lot of people, waiting for a launch post, just got a notification for that, so some restraint would be advised until after launch.

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2 recent photos that shows that this launch is very much still on:  ;)

Sources: [1] [2]
LC-3?

That's LC-2.

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Liftoff confirmed!
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yes, references to "earthquake" on Weibo

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Dunno what's going on but there's no news since T-0 and that Chinese "insider" who has been very helpful with launch alerts tweeted "Cough". Uh, I'm not sure that's a good or bad sign.....  :-X

It's 2 am here so I'm off for now...  ???
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China Spaceflight saying all media and officials silent. looking at tv sites they are no longer mentioning the launch in news tickers. also tracking sites not yet found anything on the orbit.

Latest Status update: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight
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China Spaceflight saying all media and officials silent. looking at tv sites they are no longer mentioning the launch in news tickers. also tracking sites not yet found anything on the orbit.

Latest Status update: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight

Not a good sign...

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China Spaceflight saying all media and officials silent. looking at tv sites they are no longer mentioning the launch in news tickers. also tracking sites not yet found anything on the orbit.

Latest Status update: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight

Not a good sign...
It reminds me of the Gaofen 10 launch...

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