Author Topic: BeiDou-3 MEO-7 & MEO-8 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - January 11, 2018 (23:18 UTC)  (Read 10395 times)

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A note for all direct insertion launches for navigation satellites - don't expect launch success confirmation until 4 hours after launch.  ;)
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From 9ifly Chinese space forum...

Edit: obviously, this is not from this launch
« Last Edit: 01/12/2018 08:16 AM by Satori »

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A member of the 9ifly Chinese Space Forum is giving the launch time of 23:18:04.434UTC.

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A member of the 9ifly Chinese Space Forum is giving the launch time of 23:18:04.434UTC.

launch time of 23:18:04.616 UTC.
https://weibo.com/3279752321/FDZeX92VD?from=page_1005053279752321_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime&type=comment
« Last Edit: 01/12/2018 01:01 AM by Avengers »

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Liftoff confirmed!!
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Dangerous boosters debris fell from the sky, resulting in a huge explosion
http://weibo.com/2757062934/FDZAzteEQ

EDIT: that original post was deleted
« Last Edit: 01/12/2018 02:03 AM by SmallKing »
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Dangerous boosters debris fell from the sky, resulting in a huge explosion
http://weibo.com/2757062934/FDZAzteEQ

EDIT: that original post was deleted
Another angle, location is Baise, Guangxi
https://weibo.com/tv/v/b590be9d947fc3d4c4080c72f1fac6f2?fid=1034:b590be9d947fc3d4c4080c72f1fac6f2
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China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/12/c_136890332.htm

XICHANG, Sichuan Province, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday sent twin satellites into space on a single carrier rocket, as part of efforts to enable its BeiDou system to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road by the end of 2018.

The Long March-3B carrier rocket took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 7:18 a.m.

This is the first launch of the BeiDou satellites in 2018, which will see intensive launches throughout the year.

The twin satellites are coded the 26th and 27th satellites in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

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Dangerous boosters debris fell from the sky, resulting in a huge explosion
http://weibo.com/2757062934/FDZAzteEQ

EDIT: that original post was deleted

The booster in question was still burning after it impacted the ground.  :o
China really ought to push forward with booster recovery quicker for this one very reason (should price and "technological advancement" are not enough to persuade them to act quicker).  ::)

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Long March-3B launches two Beidou-3 navigation satellites

A Long March-3B launch vehicle launched two Beidou-3 navigation satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, southwest China, on 11 January 2018, at 23:18 UTC (07:18 local time). The twin satellites are coded as the 26th and 27th in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

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4 objects have been cataloged

2018-003A/43107 in 21538 x 22194 km x 55.00°
2018-003B/43108 in 21543 x 22193 km x 55.00°
2018-003C/43109 in 22186 x 22508 km x 55.03
2018-003D/43110 in 208 x 18545 km x 54.96°

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Screengrabs. Confirmation of launch time of 23:18:04.616 UTC and launch code of 07-82.
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Dangerous boosters debris fell from the sky, resulting in a huge explosion
http://weibo.com/2757062934/FDZAzteEQ

EDIT: that original post was deleted

The booster in question was still burning after it impacted the ground.  :o
China really ought to push forward with booster recovery quicker for this one very reason (should price and "technological advancement" are not enough to persuade them to act quicker).  ::)

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Some video attached, from:

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Up close to the booster from the Long March 3B that landed near buildings in Guangxi province shortly after launch

https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/951713447338823680

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Dangerous boosters debris fell from the sky, resulting in a huge explosion
http://weibo.com/2757062934/FDZAzteEQ

EDIT: that original post was deleted

The booster in question was still burning after it impacted the ground.  :o
China really ought to push forward with booster recovery quicker for this one very reason (should price and "technological advancement" are not enough to persuade them to act quicker).  ::)

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Some video attached, from:

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Up close to the booster from the Long March 3B that landed near buildings in Guangxi province shortly after launch

https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/951713447338823680

Is it wise to stand so close to a burning hypergolic booster?
I guess the locals are just going to have to get use to this as a regular occurrence. What is it another 7 launches of this type of MEO satellite pairs to go?
« Last Edit: 01/12/2018 09:38 AM by Stan Black »

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Rocket booster drops from sky and explodes near town after Chinese space launch
by Andrew Jones Jan 12, 2018 13:58

https://gbtimes.com/rocket-booster-drops-from-sky-and-explodes-near-town-after-chinese-space-launch