Author Topic: LIVE: Tianzhou-1 - CZ-7 (Y2) - WSLC, LC201 - April 20, 2017 (11:41 UTC)  (Read 55576 times)

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Heh, everyone here must be on holiday (including me), because I don't see any posts on the rollout - which has just been completed as I wrote!   :P
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Heh, everyone here must be on holiday (including me), because I don't see any posts on the rollout - which has just been completed as I wrote!   :P

Photos via CCTV:

http://news.cctv.com/2017/04/17/ARTIJOxd3V8pqkmWpLOZvtf1170417.shtml
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dFUBhLwH7X1j8Xd-xirS1Q
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Some higher-res shots:

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CZ-7转运。颜色太浓了

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/853913939695984641

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 CGTN‏Verified account @CGTNOfficial 25m25 minutes ago

China to launch its first cargo spacecraft #Tianzhou1 at 11:41 a.m. GMT at Wenchang Space Launch Center in S. China’s Hainan  #SpaceChina

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I am hoping that CCTV will be broadcasting the launch "live".   It's only a few hours after the Russian Soyuz-MS 4 launch.
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Any idea if there is a schedule live coverage of the launch?

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Any idea if there is a schedule live coverage of the launch?

I think so. CCTV will probably follow the coverage method, i.e. something like SpaceX's technical stream on a separate stream (probably at newscctv.net/; maybe someone will take that to YT like last time  ;)) and then detailed coverage before and after the launch.

And even if CCTV pulls out unexpectedly these websites will probably be doing live coverages (it's Wenchang after all):

http://v.qq.com/live/p/topic/28211/preview.html
http://v.qq.com/live/p/topic/28284/preview.html
http://www.kankanews.com/z/2016kjz/index.shtml
http://news.cnr.cn/zt2017/qhtz/


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With this, it's time for moving to live coverage!
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It looks like the CCTV reporters are doing some pre-launch coverage right now: http://www.newscctv.net/219h5/#/article?videoId=E7395D9F-A371-5FAE-E29D-5634AC2FF208
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Getting some exciting footage of driving down to the launch site. :-)
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 Got some reporting here


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The top platforms have been rotated.
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Docking animation.
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Showing both pads.
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T-2 hour 26 minutes.
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Bit of a murky view.
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