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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #220 on: 04/10/2016 03:18 PM »

Corresponds probably to Taiyuan activity April 12, 01:10-01:20 UTC

There were rumors of a possible orbital launch from Taiyuan this month.

Except that they never go north-west.  ;)

Ah! Didn't noticed that! Thanks!

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #221 on: 04/10/2016 03:37 PM »
Or could it be Jiuquan activity ::)

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #222 on: 04/19/2016 05:15 PM »
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-flight-tests-multiple-warhead-missile/

"China conducted another flight test of its newest and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile last week amid growing tensions with the United States over the South China Sea.

Pentagon officials told the Free Beacon the flight test of the new road-mobile DF-41 missile took place Tuesday with two multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, that were monitored in flight by U.S. military satellites and other regional sensors."

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #223 on: 04/21/2016 05:02 PM »
Another hypersonic test?

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #224 on: 04/27/2016 05:41 AM »
Xinhua on Twitter is reporting the successful launch of a Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket from Hainan island

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #225 on: 04/27/2016 07:17 AM »
Xinhua on Twitter is reporting the successful launch of a Kunpeng-1B sounding rocket from Hainan island

Here's the Xinhua news report with some additional photos.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/27/c_135316409.htm

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #226 on: 04/27/2016 11:25 AM »
So they are getting range practice with sounding rockets before orbital launches like they do in Alcantara?

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #227 on: 04/27/2016 03:03 PM »
So they are getting range practice with sounding rockets before orbital launches like they do in Alcantara?

The first flights of sounding rockets that I recall from Hainan Island were the Weaver Girl rockets in the late 1980s.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #228 on: 04/27/2016 04:13 PM »
So they are getting range practice with sounding rockets before orbital launches like they do in Alcantara?

AFAIK, the Hainan sounding rocket site is not the Wenchang orbital launch site. The sounding rockets are launched near the city of Danzhou.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #229 on: 04/27/2016 06:04 PM »
Strictly this is a Tianying-3F two-stage sounding rocket with a Kunpeng-1B science payload, acccording to http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-04/27/c_128938185.htm
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #230 on: 05/10/2016 09:06 PM »
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #231 on: 05/11/2016 09:54 AM »
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #232 on: 05/11/2016 06:19 PM »
Worth noting that the 2 previous NOTAMed areas are aligned with TSLC...

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #233 on: 05/15/2016 05:16 PM »
So they are getting range practice with sounding rockets before orbital launches like they do in Alcantara?

AFAIK, the Hainan sounding rocket site is not the Wenchang orbital launch site. The sounding rockets are launched near the city of Danzhou.

Good point. But not that near Danzhou, if the NOTAM at http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/sounding-rocket/2016-04-27.html is to be believed:  19 31 N  109 07 E near the town of Xifangcun.
There's really not much near those coordinates, but a sounding rocket site doesn't have to be big.
There's a location at 19 31 49  N   109 07 26 E which has something that could be the assembly
building and the antenna seen in the background of some of the pictures. It's been substantially
developed since an earlier Google image in 2003 and indeed the only picture I have of the ZN-1 launches
show a mobile trailer and a very bare site.
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #234 on: 05/16/2016 07:07 PM »
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #235 on: 05/17/2016 07:27 PM »
So they are getting range practice with sounding rockets before orbital launches like they do in Alcantara?

AFAIK, the Hainan sounding rocket site is not the Wenchang orbital launch site. The sounding rockets are launched near the city of Danzhou.

Good point. But not that near Danzhou, if the NOTAM at http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/sounding-rocket/2016-04-27.html is to be believed:  19 31 N  109 07 E near the town of Xifangcun.
There's really not much near those coordinates, but a sounding rocket site doesn't have to be big.
There's a location at 19 31 49  N   109 07 26 E which has something that could be the assembly
building and the antenna seen in the background of some of the pictures. It's been substantially
developed since an earlier Google image in 2003 and indeed the only picture I have of the ZN-1 launches
show a mobile trailer and a very bare site.

Yes, I can confirm that it is the launch area of the facility. If you follow the way eastwards beyond the highway you will find the administrative area of the facility at 19.528639°N, 109.133598°E. Tracking antennas are located in north-eastern direction at  19.557770°N, 109.141760°E. Finally it should be said that Xifangcun belongs to the city of Danzhou. It is the reason why the whole facility is sometimes referred as the China Academy of Sciences Hainan Danzhou Sounding Rocket Unit.

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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #236 on: 06/03/2016 06:40 PM »
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #237 on: 06/04/2016 07:23 PM »
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
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Re: Chinese sub-orbital launches
« Reply #239 on: 06/22/2016 10:30 AM »
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Some say that this is actually the landing zone for the next generation crew spacecraft prototype capsule to be launched on the Long March 7.  ;)
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