Author Topic: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)  (Read 8459 times)

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Not sure what is launching on this day, but there are two NOTAMs indicating another launch from Jiuquan:

A0043/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N330725E0981352-N331206E0974845-N340456E0980241-N340012E0982802 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 13 JAN 07:03 2018 UNTIL 13 JAN 07:31 2018. CREATED: 05 JAN 13:18 2018

A0042/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N350912E0984502-N351245E0982545-N354147E0983340-N353701E0985931 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 13 JAN 07:03 2018 UNTIL 13 JAN 07:25 2018. CREATED: 05 JAN 13:17 2018
« Last Edit: 01/13/2018 01:38 PM by input~2 »
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Re: ? - ?? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:20 UTC)
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2018 03:49 PM »
The zones seem to be identical to the zones from LKW-1 and LKW-2, so this might be LKW-3:

https://twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/949302996030054401

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LKW-3? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2018 05:12 PM »
Yes the NOTAMED zones are close, I propose to call it LKW-3? for the time being (and also to set  a tentative T0 around 07:13 UTC if GP has no objection ;) )

  LKW-1 – CZ-2D  - JSLC- 3/12/2017
  A3663/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N350925E0984346-N351301E0982430-N354201E0983231-N353712E0985821 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 03 DEC 04:03 2017 UNTIL 03 DEC 04:26 2017. CREATED: 01 DEC 06:35 2017
A3661/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N330743E0981215-N331228E0974709-N340515E0980115-N340028E0982635 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 03 DEC 04:04 2017 UNTIL 03 DEC 04:32 2017. CREATED: 01 DEC 06:33 2017


  LKW-2 CZ-2D JSLC 23/12/2017
  A3664/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N350925E0984346-N351301E0982430-N354201E0983231-N353712E0985821 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 23 DEC 04:03 2017 UNTIL 23 DEC 04:26 2017. CREATED: 01 DEC 06:37 2017
A3662/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N330743E0981215-N331228E0974709-N340515E0980115-N340028E0982635 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 23 DEC 04:04 2017 UNTIL 23 DEC 04:32 2017. CREATED: 01 DEC 06:34 2017


  LKW-3?  CZ-2D?  JSLC 13/1/2018
  A0042/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N350912E0984502-N351245E0982545-N354147E0983340-N353701E0985931 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 13 JAN 07:03 2018 UNTIL 13 JAN 07:25 2018. CREATED: 05 JAN 13:17 2018
A0043/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N330725E0981352-N331206E0974845-N340456E0980241-N340012E0982802 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 13 JAN 07:03 2018 UNTIL 13 JAN 07:31 2018. CREATED: 05 JAN 13:18 2018
 
 

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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #3 on: 01/06/2018 11:35 AM »
This shows a total of two satellites:
http://t.cn/RHroTRd
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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 01/06/2018 02:27 PM »
I have got to know that the military post office of JSLC has planned a set of 4 souvenir enveloppes on the occasion of the LKW launches.The first two enveloppes MPO-JF154(4-1) and MPO-JF154(4-2) were allready issued commemorating LKW-1 and LKW-2. We can assume that the remaining enveloppes resp. LKW-3 and LKW-4 will come soon.

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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 01/06/2018 08:28 PM »
2 years old information on Saudi Sat 5B which might be relevant:
http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/868266

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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 01/13/2018 06:13 AM »
Launch should be happening about now.
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I made a search for clues about this launch, but nothing turned up so far. ˉ\_(ツ)_/ˉ
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Apparently launched at 07:10 UTC.
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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 01/13/2018 06:28 AM »
Word is out she's lanched at 15:10 BJT.
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Launch success has been confirmed by CASC. It was indeed LKW-3 launching on the CZ-2D.....but no other payloads were mentioned: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/GHxUSOKbDg2PzYELHeAW7w
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Some launch photos can be found here: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/ke9pEkmqRNie6wJbuQbFKw

This launch used CZ-2D s/n Y49.
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Re: LKW-3? - CZ-2D? - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (~07:13 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 01/13/2018 07:00 AM »
Launch success has been confirmed by CASC. It was indeed LKW-3 launching on the CZ-2D.....but no other payloads were mentioned: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/GHxUSOKbDg2PzYELHeAW7w

Some images from the site.
« Last Edit: 01/14/2018 03:12 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 01/13/2018 07:28 AM »
Steven, images lkw3-02 and lkw2-04 are from previous launches as referenced at the Chinese report.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2018 09:34 AM by Liss »
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Re: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 01/13/2018 07:36 AM »
This launch was (both officially and unofficially) the 99th space launch from Jiuquan. Seems LKW-4 would be the 100th.
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Re: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 01/13/2018 03:50 PM »
A first object has been cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2018-006A/43146 in 488 x 503 km x 97.34°

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Re: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 01/13/2018 03:56 PM »
Short launch video
http://tv.cctv.com/2018/01/13/VIDEANvabdVftzpxknmVGaW2180113.shtml

Launch code could be "01-86"

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Re: LKW-3 - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - January 13, 2018 (07:10 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 01/14/2018 03:12 AM »
Steven, images lkw3-02 and lkw2-04 are from previous launches as referenced at the Chinese report.

Thanks. I've deleted those images.
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