Author Topic: Shiyan Weixing-5 , CZ-2D Jiuquan - November 25, 2013 (0212UTC)  (Read 15410 times)

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Apparently successfully launched per reports on the state television news channel. Waiting for one news article...

And here it is: http://chn.chinamil.com.cn/kx/2013-11/25/content_5663133.htm

Launch time is 02:12 UTC, as expected.
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill


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Satellite tracked in 739 x 755 km x 97.99 deg. SSO.
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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« Last Edit: 11/25/2013 06:25 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Short launch video
Launch time seems to be 0212:04.397UTC

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The satellite will conduct technological experiments and environmental surveys.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-11/25/c_132915656.htm

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Screenshot from the LCC shows the satellite having one single solar array (in fact it looks like SJ-9B, which shares the same satellite platform). Maybe it carries infrared camera/spectrometer payloads? (infrared cameras needs large radiators for cooling, which may occupy up to a full side of the satellite)  ::)
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what's all the material that fly's off the launcher?
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what's all the material that fly's off the launcher?
protective covers and thermal covers.

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