Author Topic: Shijian-18 - CZ-5 (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - June 2017  (Read 1237 times)

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Hmm, I can't find a thread for the 2nd flight of the CZ-5 so here it is.
The ships transporting the rocket stages of CZ-5 s/n Y2 (Yuan Wang 21/22) has departed Tianjin port earlier today for Hainan Island.

SJ-18 will be the 1st Chinese comsat using their big DFH-5 satellite bus - their heaviest ever. With a quoted mass of at least 7 tonnes (one other source says about 8 tonnes and another up to 10 (!)), there's a decent chance that it will break the record for the heaviest geostationary communication satellite.
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

Offline Nordren

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Re: Shijian-18 - CZ-5 (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - June 2017
« Reply #1 on: 04/24/2017 05:45 PM »
LIPS-300 ion engines, too - more powerful versions of the ones on Shijian-13.

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Re: Shijian-18 - CZ-5 (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - June 2017
« Reply #2 on: 04/30/2017 07:04 AM »
China's  CZ-5 (Y2)  rocket arrived safely in Hainan, Wenchang
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Re: Shijian-18 - CZ-5 (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - June 2017
« Reply #3 on: 04/30/2017 10:58 AM »
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Components of China's 2nd Long March 5 rocket arrived at port at Wenchang today. Will launch heaviest satellite yet, Shijian-18, in June.

https://twitter.com/aj_fi/status/858635271314845696

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