Author Topic: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - November 5, 2017 (11:45 UTC)  (Read 13621 times)

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According to various Chinese media reports, China is going to launch as many as 18 BeiDou-3 satellites by the end of 2018 to achieve IOC. Launch of BeiDou-3 satellites will resume starting 2017, we can anticipate a very ambiguous launch plan for the following two years.

 
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #1 on: 01/14/2017 09:40 PM »
Likely this launch will be in June.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - June 2017
« Reply #2 on: 05/10/2017 08:36 PM »
This launch is expected on July 15th...

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #3 on: 06/20/2017 08:40 PM »
Likely this launch will be deferred following the failure of ZX-9A.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #4 on: 06/21/2017 01:52 PM »
Likely this launch will be deferred following the failure of ZX-9A.

It won't

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #5 on: 06/29/2017 12:46 PM »
Please pardon my confusion. 

From Gunter's, it appears that the Beidou-3M -series satellites can be launched ONE AT A TIME by the CZ-03*C*/YZ-1; if they are launched in PAIRS, they are to be launched on a CZ-03*B*/YZ-1.

Am I misunderstanding Gunter, is Gunter misunderstanding the Chinese, or do "we" not understand anything about this particular launch?!?!

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #6 on: 06/29/2017 01:05 PM »
Please pardon my confusion. 

From Gunter's, it appears that the Beidou-3M -series satellites can be launched ONE AT A TIME by the CZ-03*C*/YZ-1; if they are launched in PAIRS, they are to be launched on a CZ-03*B*/YZ-1.

Am I misunderstanding Gunter, is Gunter misunderstanding the Chinese, or do "we" not understand anything about this particular launch?!?!

The launcher is CZ-3B, according to Long Lehao
http://www.dingsheng.com/forum.php?mod=viewtree&tid=1004213

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #7 on: 07/15/2017 05:46 PM »
I take it the launch has been delayed from July 15? (It's very early morning July 16 Beijing Time.)
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #8 on: 07/15/2017 11:26 PM »
I take it the launch has been delayed from July 15? (It's very early morning July 16 Beijing Time.)
Yes it appears CZ-3 launcher family has been grounded so all launches this year should now be marked as TBD.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 15th 2017
« Reply #9 on: 07/16/2017 04:56 AM »
I take it the launch has been delayed from July 15? (It's very early morning July 16 Beijing Time.)
No further information, but someone in the Chinese forum said it would be NET late July
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - NET July 2017
« Reply #10 on: 07/23/2017 04:10 AM »
Considering YuanWang 3/5/6/7 have returned, BeiDou-3 will not launch in the coming weeks
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #11 on: 07/25/2017 12:15 AM »
A picture taken by a tourist maybe in July 19 shown no rocket in LP-3
And we already know LP-2 is empty also
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #12 on: 07/25/2017 12:53 AM »
A picture taken by a tourist maybe in July 19 shown no rocket in LP-3
And we already know LP-2 is empty also
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http://photo.weibo.com/1955174573/wbphotos/large/mid/4131472002523803/pid/748998adgy1fhpy47gtjfj20qo0zkn8k
LC3 is still configured for CZ-2C with its adapter still on the pedestal from the stacking test at least since the last time the service gantries were partially opened a couple of months ago.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #13 on: 07/25/2017 02:03 AM »
A picture taken by a tourist maybe in July 19 shown no rocket in LP-3
And we already know LP-2 is empty also
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http://photo.weibo.com/1955174573/wbphotos/large/mid/4131472002523803/pid/748998adgy1fhpy47gtjfj20qo0zkn8k
LC3 is still configured for CZ-2C with its adapter still on the pedestal from the stacking test at least since the last time the service gantries were partially opened a couple of months ago.
I can not find the adapter, the pedestal configuration is almost the same as that picture taken last year
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #14 on: 09/06/2017 01:57 PM »
This article said the CZ-3B/YZ-1 will be launched very soon
http://news.dayoo.com/guangdong/201709/06/139996_51751033.htm
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #15 on: 09/06/2017 06:43 PM »
This article said the CZ-3B/YZ-1 will be launched very soon
http://news.dayoo.com/guangdong/201709/06/139996_51751033.htm

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2017
« Reply #16 on: 09/10/2017 02:47 AM »
A local travel agency reported that Xichang's plan to launch a rocket on 29th night. I'm not sure if this will be a BeiDou-3 mission
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/MT48TgNxSf8FdbivgRK9ag
Looks like Yuanwang-3 is leaving the port
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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - September 29, 2017
« Reply #17 on: 09/17/2017 06:35 PM »
Launch to apparently to take place on September 29.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M1&M2 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - September 29, 2017
« Reply #18 on: 09/18/2017 04:28 AM »
Launch to apparently to take place on September 29.
What's your source?
During the Global Navigation Satellite System and Location Based Service Association of China (GLAC), CCTV had an interview with BDS chief designer, he said the first pair of BD-3 may be launched next month
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北斗卫星导航系统副总设计师 冉承其:计划是在2020年全部建成,我们所有的核心技术,包括产品我们都已经开始研制生产,具备条件,大概下个月就会开始,我们组网的第一组卫星的发射。
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Launch to apparently to take place on September 29.
What's your source?
During the Global Navigation Satellite System and Location Based Service Association of China (GLAC), CCTV had an interview with BDS chief designer, he said the first pair of BD-3 may be launched next month
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北斗卫星导航系统副总设计师 冉承其:计划是在2020年全部建成,我们所有的核心技术,包括产品我们都已经开始研制生产,具备条件,大概下个月就会开始,我们组网的第一组卫星的发射。
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2017/09-17/8333065.shtml

The date is from 9ifly where people are quoting local tour operators at Xichang that there will be a launch on that day, and this one is the most obvious candidate.

Of course, this launch could have slipped since then, or that it's for another payload (if so, no one really have any idea of which one!  :-X).....
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