Author Topic: FAILURE: Shijian-18 - CZ-5 (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - July 2, 2017 (11:23 UTC)  (Read 63105 times)

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There were quite a few people from the Chinese spaceflight forum that are visiting WSLC for this launch and they managed to saw the rollout up close:

(I think that mission logo is just someone's own creation and not the official one)

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Launch Land Relaunch

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Seems like SJ-18 will be at just over 7 tonnes: http://news.xinhuanet.com/mil/2017-07/02/c_129645442.htm

SJ-18 also will test a space based laser communication link that (according to SJ-18 chief designer Li Feng) will reach up to 4.8 GB/s downlink speed. It appears that the a quantum communication payload is on board as well (first ever test from geostationary altitude I think?).

(adding news reports screenshots from CCTV which shows the real thing)
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There are some rumors indicate T0 is 19:23L
Launch Land Relaunch

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The service platforms over the boosters are being rotated back to the launch position.
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Have you a link for online video coverage please?

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Have you a link for online video coverage please?

I'm still looking, but the state media explicitly mentioned that they will do live coverage and they are inviting other media to come so rest assured (?) that they will appear soon.  ;)
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Launch time line:

T+0s      Liftoff
T+17s    Pitch program initiated
T+174s  Boosters separation
T+285s  Fairing separation
T+465s  MECO/1st stage separation/2nd stage ignition
T+753s  SECO-1
T+1355s SEI-2
T+1714s SECO-2
T+1810s Spacecraft separation

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Have you a link for online video coverage please?

Maybe here:

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CCTV coverage has started here.
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All service platforms have been swung back.
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Special coverage on CGTN (in english) Start at 11.00 UTC                                                                                                                                   https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCviqjOZN3ZvDEmZfHuUKCIQ   
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CCTV coverage has started here.

There appear to be a lot of buffering problems.   Unless it's just my connection, of course.

Does anyone have an idea what the two people in the car are talking about?   Are they travelling to the launch?
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CCTV coverage has started here.

There appear to be a lot of buffering problems.   Unless it's just my connection, of course.

Does anyone have an idea what the two people in the car are talking about?   Are they travelling to the launch?

Nothing technical. I watched the stream for a few minutes. I believe at one time they were talking about local food such as coconuts and Wenchang chicken. And now they are driving back to the launch complex.

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