Author Topic: LIVE: Long March 5 maiden flight - SJ-17 - WSLC - November 3, 2016 (12:43 UTC)  (Read 81750 times)

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Re: Long March 5 (CZ-5) maiden flight - WSLC - November 2016
« Reply #20 on: 08/08/2016 06:02 PM »
SJ-17 Shijian-17 to be launched on the maiden flight of the CZ-7.
you mean the CZ-5

Of course. Thanks!

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BTW that source (which has been pretty accurate in the past year or so) mentions an October launch date. That person also mentioned that SJ-17 will test ionic drive station-keeping for the Chinese.  ;)
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Well, I can't believe that this piece of news has been missed here.....  :P

....anyway, the LM-5 rocket and everything else for the 1st launch has left the plant at Tianjin and has already been loaded onto ships on the 22nd. Yuanwang-21 & 22 should now be on their way to Hainan Island.

Now, one insider who has been spot on with Chinese spaceflight news on Weibo tells people to start booking for hotels "around November 3"....  ::)
« Last Edit: 08/24/2016 01:32 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Well, I can't believe that this piece of news has been missed here.....  :P

....anyway, the LM-5 rocket and everything else for the 1st launch has left the plant at Tianjin and has already been loaded onto ships on the 22nd. Yuanwang-21 & 22 should now be on their way to Hainan Island.

Now, one insider who has been spot on with Chinese spaceflight news on Weibo tells people to start booking for hotels "around November 3"....  ::)

Correction: the two ships have just left Tianjin port a few hours ago: http://news.ifeng.com/a/20160826/49842992_0.shtml

They can be tracked here:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:508371/mmsi:412380260/vessel:YUAN%20WANG%2021
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:508372/mmsi:412380270/vessel:YUAN%20WANG%2022

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« Last Edit: 08/26/2016 04:17 PM by Satori »

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The two ships have arrived at Qinglan port today and unloading should be underway right now.
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Official confirmation that unloading is underway and that the target of first launch is in November: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2016/09-01/7991197.shtml

- Assembly of the rocket and related testing is planned to complete by early October

- Rocket roll out to the launch pad is planned in late October
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Looked for CZ-updates and came across recently posted shaky cam video titled 'CZ-5 engine test'. I wouldn't think its recent though

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMjYzMjgyMjM2.html
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Just saw rumors of the launch being scheduled on November 3rd at 10:00 UTC.  ;)
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Hilton now has an option for “King Deluxe Launch Pad View Room” besides Ocean View rooms.
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The payload and fairing "upper composite" was transferred to the VIF for integration on October 19th. Sounds like that the early November launch date is sticking.  ;)
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CZ-5/YZ-2 - Chang Zheng-5/YZ-2 / Shijian-17 (SJ-17)
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There are rumors pointing to roll-out on October 28.
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Looks like the roll-out to the LC101 launch complex will take place tomorrow, October 28.

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Roll-out is happening right now:
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A few more photos from a Chinese forum member:
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Any reports of what Shijian 17 will be doing?

I hope there won't be a few hundred "orbital spam" cubesats as well!

In this recent presentation SJ-17 was listed along with the infamous SJ-15 as satellites that assisted development of proximity guidance, navigation and control techniques. Since it also seems to use electric propulsion, maybe that means it's a prototype geostationary satellite inspection (& repairing/"tinkering"?  ;)) spacecraft?
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Some rollout and assembly footage here:


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Any reports of what Shijian 17 will be doing?

I hope there won't be a few hundred "orbital spam" cubesats as well!

In this recent presentation SJ-17 was listed along with the infamous SJ-15 as satellites that assisted development of proximity guidance, navigation and control techniques. Since it also seems to use electric propulsion, maybe that means it's a prototype geostationary satellite inspection (& repairing/"tinkering"?  ;)) spacecraft?

A Chinese version of GSSAP?

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