Author Topic: FAILURE: CBERS-3 Long March-4B launch, Taiyuan - December 9, 2013 (0326UTC)  (Read 66431 times)

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Any status reports from the launch site?  ;)

Nothing new, apart from the permanent fear that this satellite will eventually fail soon after the launch. This is what the majority of the news we can find at the moment is talking about.

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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2.

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The satellite after the Satellite Readiness Review completed on November 27th.

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Found a Brazilian website that reports that the satellite was installed onto the launch vehicle adapter on November 25. Launch still scheduled on December 9: http://www.jornalbrasil.com.br/?pg=desc-noticias&id=114424&nome=Prosseguem%20os%20preparativos%20para%20lan%E7amento%20do%20CBERS-3
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CBERS-3 was transported to the launch pad on November 26. It took nearly one hour to cover the 10 km distance between the processing building and the launch pad.

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Integration of CBERS-3 with the launch vehicle...

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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

Probably because some of the launches in the list are not well known even to those interested in orbital launch records (e.g. only some of them have the 3rd KT-1 launch on record, never mind the probable KZ launch attempt last year!). I bet there will be much more interest in the 200th launch of a rocket named "Long March" some time late next year or early 2015....
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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

Probably because some of the launches in the list are not well known even to those interested in orbital launch records (e.g. only some of them have the 3rd KT-1 launch on record, never mind the probable KZ launch attempt last year!). I bet there will be much more interest in the 200th launch of a rocket named "Long March" some time late next year or early 2015....

In principle I am not surprised for a long time to bad relation to space statistics, especially after Russia missed the 3000th orbital launch in 2009. But I simply thought that there are more kindly relation to space statistics in China. Probably, I was mistaken... It should be noted that only USA very scrupulously counts launches (at least, U.S. statistics about orbital launches can be found on many sites). Okay, nevermind...
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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

Probably because some of the launches in the list are not well known even to those interested in orbital launch records (e.g. only some of them have the 3rd KT-1 launch on record, never mind the probable KZ launch attempt last year!). I bet there will be much more interest in the 200th launch of a rocket named "Long March" some time late next year or early 2015....

In principle I am not surprised for a long time to bad relation to space statistics, especially after Russia missed the 3000th orbital launch in 2009. But I simply thought that there are more kindly relation to space statistics in China. Probably, I was mistaken... It should be noted that only USA very scrupulously counts launches (at least, U.S. statistics about orbital launches can be found on many sites). Okay, nevermind...

Well they do sometimes...remember the official line of XX continuous launch successes in Xinhua press releases between late 1996 and 2009? Also CALT did celebrate their 100th launch in late 2010 with several internal events (Long March 3A with Compass-IGSO 2, Dec. 17, 2010)...
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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

Probably because some of the launches in the list are not well known even to those interested in orbital launch records (e.g. only some of them have the 3rd KT-1 launch on record, never mind the probable KZ launch attempt last year!). I bet there will be much more interest in the 200th launch of a rocket named "Long March" some time late next year or early 2015....

In principle I am not surprised for a long time to bad relation to space statistics, especially after Russia missed the 3000th orbital launch in 2009. But I simply thought that there are more kindly relation to space statistics in China. Probably, I was mistaken... It should be noted that only USA very scrupulously counts launches (at least, U.S. statistics about orbital launches can be found on many sites). Okay, nevermind...

In my site, every post about an orbital launch has the specific statistics associated.

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In my site, every post about an orbital launch has the specific statistics associated

Yes, Rui, but unfortunately you are not official representative of space agency!  ;)

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Everything is ready for the launch of the CBERS-3 satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

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Any signs of a live broadcast from Brazilian sources? (I guess not?)
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Any signs of a live broadcast from Brazilian sources? (I guess not?)

I'll try to check about that, but until the moment i haven't seen any indication of a broadcast.

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It will be 200th Chinese orbital launch if we count KZ launch in March 2012 as orbital launch attempt: FB-1 - 8, CZ-1 - 2, CZ-2 - 4, CZ-2C - 37, CZ-2E - 7, CZ-2D - 20, CZ-2F - 11, CZ-3 - 13, CZ-3A - 23, CZ-3B - 25, CZ-3C - 10, CZ-4A - 2, CZ-4B - 19, CZ-4C - 13, KT-1 - 3, KZ - 2

Nobody is interested in statistics? Even in China? Okay... ::)

Probably because some of the launches in the list are not well known even to those interested in orbital launch records (e.g. only some of them have the 3rd KT-1 launch on record, never mind the probable KZ launch attempt last year!). I bet there will be much more interest in the 200th launch of a rocket named "Long March" some time late next year or early 2015....

Not well known, and as far as I know  for both those you mention, not confirmed to be real. (I welcome suitable evidence on this point)
And for an official Chinese statement, they would have to implicitly acknowledge these launches.
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Launch should have occurred by now. Waiting for news from the launch site...

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Spacecraft should have separated by now.
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INPE confirms successful launch of CBERS-3!

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