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Title: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: beidou on 11/25/2017 09:00 PM
Per information from 9ifly forum (http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=90053&fromuid=24484).

Rui's article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/12/china-continues-yaogan-30-build-up/
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - Late 2017 or Early 2018
Post by: Satori on 12/09/2017 05:11 PM
Spaceflightfans.cn giving a interesting schedule remark about the next YG-30 group launch.

They are giving the January 21 launch date for YG-30-3 sats.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 27, 2017 (?)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/21/2017 05:40 PM
Cross-post from the Chinese launch schedule thread:
Spaceflightfans.cn is giving the launch date for YG-30-03 as December 27 and January 9 for GJ-3/4.
Well, it says "tbd" (待定) in both cases

So, possibly wild guesses...
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - Late December 2017 (?)
Post by: linxiaoyi on 12/24/2017 06:31 AM
2017.12.27 03:1203:30(UTC+8).
A3862/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N263510E1072251-N264300E1065708-N265820E1070259-N265028E1072844
BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 26 DEC 19:12 2017 UNTIL 26
DEC 19:30 2017.
CREATED: 24 DEC 05:01 2017
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 26, 2017 (~19:20 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/24/2017 03:30 PM
Just to confirm that this NOTAM is identical (except for the launch window) to those for YG-30-01 and YG-30-02
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 26, 2017 (~19:20 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/24/2017 03:35 PM
So this launch will occur 20 minutes after Angosat's launch from Baikonur
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 26, 2017 (~19:20 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/25/2017 09:08 AM
BREAKING: The launch has moved forward to TODAY with a similar launch window:

A3872/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N263510E1072251-N264300E1065708-N265820E1070259-N265028E1072844
BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 25 DEC 19:12 2017 UNTIL 25
DEC 19:32 2017. CREATED: 25 DEC 05:41 2017


The Chinese sometimes does that to avoid days with poor weather predictions.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:20 UTC)
Post by: Star One on 12/25/2017 09:57 AM
BREAKING: The launch has moved forward to TODAY with a similar launch window:

A3872/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N263510E1072251-N264300E1065708-N265820E1070259-N265028E1072844
BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 25 DEC 19:12 2017 UNTIL 25
DEC 19:32 2017. CREATED: 25 DEC 05:41 2017


The Chinese sometimes does that to avoid days with poor weather predictions.

How often has it happened recently? As this is the first I am aware of.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:20 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/25/2017 01:27 PM
Oh the launch time has shifted again.....to about 30 minutes later.  ::)

A3878/17 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N263510E1072251-N264300E1065708-N265820E1070259-N265028E1072844
BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 25 DEC 19:42 2017 UNTIL 25 DEC 20:02 2017. CREATED: 25 DEC 13:37 2017


Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/25/2017 06:46 PM
Expected launch mission codename is 07-82
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 12/25/2017 06:54 PM
Waiting for news from Xichang...
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: GELORD on 12/25/2017 07:20 PM
Liftoff confirmed!!!
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 12/25/2017 08:01 PM
Is it me, or the topic related to this launch on 9ifly Chinese space forum, was deleted?
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 12/25/2017 08:05 PM
Also, the information about the launch of the spaceflightfans.cn disappeared.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 12/25/2017 08:51 PM
Here http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2017-12-26/doc-ifypwzxq6656263.shtml there is a report of a successful launch...

...still, the information about the launch was deleted from 9ifly Chinese space forum and Spaceflightfans.cn.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: GELORD on 12/25/2017 09:23 PM
http://m.news.cctv.com/2017/12/26/ARTIoAonGa1NPIfGB7E9BzAk171226.shtml
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/25/2017 09:25 PM
State media did just confirm successful launch. Launch time was at 19:44 UTC.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: linxiaoyi on 12/25/2017 09:27 PM
Here http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2017-12-26/doc-ifypwzxq6656263.shtml there is a report of a successful launch...

...still, the information about the launch was deleted from 9ifly Chinese space forum and Spaceflightfans.cn.

launch information was not deleted, Because sleep is not updated.
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/23879.html
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/long-march-2c-rocket-launch-yaogan30-03
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (~19:50 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/25/2017 09:36 PM
Here http://news.sina.com.cn/o/2017-12-26/doc-ifypwzxq6656263.shtml there is a report of a successful launch...

...still, the information about the launch was deleted from 9ifly Chinese space forum and Spaceflightfans.cn.

launch information was not deleted, Because sleep is not updated.
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/23879.html
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/long-march-2c-rocket-launch-yaogan30-03

...and for 9ifly the site owner wrote a month ago that they got overnight spams so people now need to wait for approval for posts at 17:30-22:30 GMT to be shown. In fact you can still see the concerned thread in the "live coverage box" on the main page.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: GELORD on 12/26/2017 12:06 AM
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/26/2017 02:26 AM
Exact launch time is 19:44:05.269 UTC.
Launch code is 07-83.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/26/2017 02:38 AM
Some more photos of this launch:
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/26/2017 02:40 AM
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 04:51 AM
Exact launch time is 19:44:05.269 UTC.
Launch code is 07-83.
One explanation why launch code is 07-83 and not 07-82 could be that Beidou-3 MEO3/MEO4 was initially supposed to launch before this one (to be confirmed after next Beidou launch)
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 05:02 AM
4 objects cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2017-085A/43081 in 590 x 603 km x 35.00
2017-085B/43082 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99
2017-085C/43083 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99

2017-085D/43084 in 483 x 626 km x 34.67 (CZ-2C 2nd stage)
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 05:10 AM
Short launch videos
http://tv.cctv.com/2017/12/26/VIDEOceYbj3qGpTbhxLAHu5B171226.shtml (http://tv.cctv.com/2017/12/26/VIDEOceYbj3qGpTbhxLAHu5B171226.shtml)
http://tv.cctv.com/2017/12/26/VIDEGEaXHbj6ORKPTPZSpeJe171226.shtml (http://tv.cctv.com/2017/12/26/VIDEGEaXHbj6ORKPTPZSpeJe171226.shtml)
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 06:43 AM
View of the control center 6 minutes after lift-off
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Notleslie on 12/26/2017 07:01 AM
4 objects cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2017-085A/43081 in 590 x 603 km x 35.00
2017-085B/43082 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99
2017-085C/43083 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99

2017-085D/43084 in 483 x 626 km x 34.67 (CZ-2C 2nd stage)

Do they put that on the internet somewhere?
Thanks
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 02:49 PM
4 objects cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2017-085A/43081 in 590 x 603 km x 35.00
2017-085B/43082 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99
2017-085C/43083 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99

2017-085D/43084 in 483 x 626 km x 34.67 (CZ-2C 2nd stage)

Do they put that on the internet somewhere?
Thanks
Orbits are derived from TLE available on the Net
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: AStick on 12/26/2017 03:16 PM
4 objects cataloged by USSTRATCOM:

2017-085A/43081 in 590 x 603 km x 35.00
2017-085B/43082 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99
2017-085C/43083 in 589 x 605 km x 34.99

2017-085D/43084 in 483 x 626 km x 34.67 (CZ-2C 2nd stage)

Do they put that on the internet somewhere?
Thanks

Yes.  All TLEs are found free on www.space-track.org.  You just need to create an account.  TLEs are not to be disseminated without the prior approval of USSTRATCOM but the info here is free to post.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/26/2017 03:19 PM
I continue to be confused by this constellation - if it is SIGINT, why is it only at 35 degree inc?
Makes it unlikely that it is a global system aimed at e.g. US and Russia

-  Operating in conjunction with a polar constellation?

-  Targeted specifically at India?

-  Targeted at South China Sea naval activities?

-  Actually a comms constellation to support users in China only?
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Alter Sachse on 12/26/2017 03:43 PM
quote:
-  Operating in conjunction with a polar constellation?

I've read somewhere here that the satellites with Yaogan 30 (15.05.2016) work together.
98.07 97.54min 626 656
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/26/2017 04:27 PM
quote:
-  Operating in conjunction with a polar constellation?

I've read somewhere here that the satellites with Yaogan 30 (15.05.2016) work together.
98.07 97.54min 626 656

That is correct as stated in an article by Chinese state media during the first launch.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Liss on 12/26/2017 05:13 PM
quote:
-  Operating in conjunction with a polar constellation?

I've read somewhere here that the satellites with Yaogan 30 (15.05.2016) work together.
98.07 97.54min 626 656

That is correct as stated in an article by Chinese state media during the first launch.
Is it correct that the three triplets work with YG-24 and GF-9 too? Or only YG-30? Why?
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: SciNews on 12/26/2017 05:30 PM
Long March-2C launched three Yaogan-30 03 satellites
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTx0zOyFNM
A Long March-2C rocket launched the third group of three Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellites from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, on 25 December 2017, at 19:44 UTC (03:44 local time). According to official sources, the satellites entered their preset orbit.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/26/2017 05:36 PM
quote:
-  Operating in conjunction with a polar constellation?

I've read somewhere here that the satellites with Yaogan 30 (15.05.2016) work together.
98.07 97.54min 626 656

That is correct as stated in an article by Chinese state media during the first launch.
Is it correct that the three triplets work with YG-24 and GF-9 too? Or only YG-30? Why?
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 12/26/2017 06:47 PM
Capture from SciNews's excellent video (this user must have some great sources). Shows the three satellites as 07, 08 and 09.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/26/2017 07:16 PM
Capture from SciNews's excellent video (this user must have some great sources). Shows the three satellites as 07, 08 and 09.

I'm guessing this numbering is the manufacturer's and applies to the CX-5 name  (Chuangxin-5 07 xing, etc)
rather than to the YG-30 name which always seems to be used with the 'zu' (group) numbering, YG 30 hao 03 zu 01 zing etc.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Liss on 12/26/2017 07:33 PM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/26/2017 07:54 PM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.

I'm also skeptical, does someone have a link to the original claim? Seems like it could be a confusion with a statement that the YG-30 Groups would work with each other (as opposed to with the original YG-30)
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/26/2017 08:01 PM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.

I'm also skeptical, does someone have a link to the original claim? Seems like it could be a confusion with a statement that the YG-30 Groups would work with each other (as opposed to with the original YG-30)
original: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42724.msg1731226#msg1731226
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/26/2017 08:14 PM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.

I'm also skeptical, does someone have a link to the original claim? Seems like it could be a confusion with a statement that the YG-30 Groups would work with each other (as opposed to with the original YG-30)
original: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42724.msg1731226#msg1731226

The "original" is a Hong Kong newspaper's English language restatement citing a Xinhua statement. It's hard to evaluate without seeing the original Xinhua release their claim is based on, preferably in its Chinese version.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 09:07 PM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.

I'm also skeptical, does someone have a link to the original claim? Seems like it could be a confusion with a statement that the YG-30 Groups would work with each other (as opposed to with the original YG-30)
original: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42724.msg1731226#msg1731226

The "original" is a Hong Kong newspaper's English language restatement citing a Xinhua statement. It's hard to evaluate without seeing the original Xinhua release their claim is based on, preferably in its Chinese version.
Was it an extrapolation of the 2nd paragraph of the original Xinhua press release (http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-09/29/c_1121745112.htm ) which prompted the SCMP author to talk about a "constellation" involving the earlier YG-30?
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/26/2017 09:11 PM
Other ideas on YG-30-Groups mission (in French)
http://www.eastpendulum.com/la-mysterieuse-constellation-yaogan-30
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/27/2017 02:27 AM
it is quite possible that they work together but all we know from the State media and the forums in China is that YG-30 operates with the YG-30 Groups and that we may see additional launches for this Constellation in 2018 to further expand coverage in this multi inclination constellation.
I doubt it very much because orbital heights are different and hence there is no synchronization in movements of YG-24/GF-9/YG-30 optical birds with the three triplets which are not optical per official statements.
Yet I'm open to a possibility of three additional launches to bring the constellation to six planes x three satellites.

I'm also skeptical, does someone have a link to the original claim? Seems like it could be a confusion with a statement that the YG-30 Groups would work with each other (as opposed to with the original YG-30)
original: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42724.msg1731226#msg1731226

The "original" is a Hong Kong newspaper's English language restatement citing a Xinhua statement. It's hard to evaluate without seeing the original Xinhua release their claim is based on, preferably in its Chinese version.
Was it an extrapolation of the 2nd paragraph of the original Xinhua press release (http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2017-09/29/c_1121745112.htm ) which prompted the SCMP author to talk about a "constellation" involving the earlier YG-30?

I bet that's it.  "Remote sensing satellite No. 30 uses multi-satellitet networking mode, mainly for electromagnetic environment detection and related technical tests. Since the satellite came into operation on August 21, Xichang Satellite Launch Center has conducted a comprehensive review on organization and management, command operation, facilities and equipment, test instruments and so on"

I interpret that as referring not to the original YG-30 but the YG-30 Group satellites, and the Aug 21 referring to
start of ground tests at Xichang. So I think the claim that there is an admitted link to the original YG-30 is very weak.
And indeed I still suspect that someone goofed and it should have been YG-31 Group 01 etc.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/27/2017 03:16 AM
Following from Jonathan's comment, this is what I posted on September 29 in the thread for the first cluster in this constellation:

"Maybe the Chinese screwed up with the numbering system or mis-translated it into western numbers, and it should be Yaogan Weixing 31A, B and C?"
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: jcm on 12/27/2017 04:40 AM
Following from Jonathan's comment, this is what I posted on September 29 in the thread for the first cluster in this constellation:

"Maybe the Chinese screwed up with the numbering system or mis-translated it into western numbers, and it should be Yaogan Weixing 31A, B and C?"

As I'm sure you know, we are now sure it's not a mistranslation - it's definitely 30 and not 31 in the Chinese: 三十
But it could be a mistake that they were too embarrassed to correct! Or, they are deliberately trolling us.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/27/2017 04:53 AM
This launch used CZ-2C s/n Y34: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/1tBBYTvY62gk863n0Mb2VA (https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/1tBBYTvY62gk863n0Mb2VA)
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 12/27/2017 07:58 AM
I bet that's it.  "Remote sensing satellite No. 30 uses multi-satellitet networking mode, mainly for electromagnetic environment detection and related technical tests. Since the satellite came into operation on August 21, Xichang Satellite Launch Center has conducted a comprehensive review on organization and management, command operation, facilities and equipment, test instruments and so on"

I interpret that as referring not to the original YG-30 but the YG-30 Group satellites, and the Aug 21 referring to
start of ground tests at Xichang. So I think the claim that there is an admitted link to the original YG-30 is very weak.
And indeed I still suspect that someone goofed and it should have been YG-31 Group 01 etc.
The sentence 自卫星8月21日进场以来 can be translated as "Since the arrival of the satellite on August 21,..' which fits all the more with your interpretation.
Title: Re: Yaogan-30-group 03 - CZ-2C - XSLC - December 25, 2017 (19:44 UTC)
Post by: input~2 on 01/03/2018 07:07 PM
First stage debris were recovered near Longchang village (264621N1072751E) Guizhou province, at the edge of the NOTAMed area
source (http://www.gzgov.gov.cn/xwdt/dt_22/bm/201712/t20171228_1088723.html)