Author Topic: LIVE: CBERS-4 Long March-4B launch, Taiyuan - December 7, 2014  (Read 34098 times)

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« Last Edit: 09/07/2014 10:57 AM by Satori »

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This satellite is expected to be launched in 2015?

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=12528&fromuid=24484

Yes, we have that on our schedule for a long time.

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Due to CBERS-3 launch failure, CBERS-4 could now be launched in 12 to 14 months instead of 24 months
 http://g1.globo.com/sp/vale-do-paraiba-regiao/noticia/2013/12/corte-antecipado-na-propulsao-impediu-cbers-3-de-manter-orbita-diz-inpe.html

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This satellite has been renamed as CBERS-3R and will be launched in 2014.
Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=8808&pid=281812&fromuid=24484
« Last Edit: 12/21/2013 08:50 PM by beidou »

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This satellite has been renamed as CBERS-3R and will be launched in 2014.
Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=8808&pid=281812&fromuid=24484

Is this renaming official? I haven't seen any reference to this on the Brazilian side.

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Brazil proposed that CBERS-4 be launched on December 2014. On the news from the Brazilian Space Agency, the 'CBERS-4' designation is used. Until the moment I haven't seen any reference to the 'CBERS-3R' designation.

http://www.aeb.gov.br/2013/12/brasil-propoe-a-china-lancar-o-cbers-4-em-dezembro-de-2014/ (in Portuguese).

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Currently CBERS-4 is tracking a launch date of first half of December 2014. Also China and Brazil decided to order CBERS-5 for launch in 2017.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-03/15/c_133187408.htm
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Currently CBERS-4 is tracking a launch date of first half of December 2014

The best launch date is December 9th.

P.S.: It is a joke.
« Last Edit: 03/19/2014 12:58 PM by anik »

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Launch will take place between December 8 and 14.

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Preparations for this launch are progressing smoothly. Recently CBERS-4 was submitted to electrical and environmental tests. The next step is to test the spacecraft electrical system on a long duration test (100 hours) in a flight simulation mode.

CBERS-4 will be transported to Taiyuan on October 15.

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Latest news from Brazil says that all assembly, integration and test phases went without any problems and that the satellite is ready to be shipped to Taiyuan on October 17.

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CBERS-4 arrived at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on October 17.
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CZ-4B for this launch will arrive to Taiyuan on November 11.

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Preparations continue for the launch of CBERS-4 http://www.zenite.nu/orbita/continuam-os-preparativos-para-o-lancamento-do-cbers-4/ (in Portuguese).

Satellite Readiness Review was completed on November 18. Fueling of the satellite will start soon.

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INPE established the countdown clock for the launch of CBERS-4: http://www.cbers.inpe.br/hotsite/

According to the countdown, the launch of CBERS-4 will take place at 0126:00UTC on December 7.

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INPE established the countdown clock for the launch of CBERS-4: http://www.cbers.inpe.br/hotsite/

According to the countdown, the launch of CBERS-4 will take place at 0126:00UTC on December 7.

It looks like the website do not take account of time zone differences - in here (8 hours ahead of yours) it is counting down towards 17:26 UTC the previous day.

Since central Brazil (where INPE is) is UTC-2, I think the launch time is actually 03:26 UTC (i.e. same as last time).
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INPE established the countdown clock for the launch of CBERS-4: http://www.cbers.inpe.br/hotsite/

According to the countdown, the launch of CBERS-4 will take place at 0126:00UTC on December 7.

It looks like the website do not take account of time zone differences - in here (8 hours ahead of yours) it is counting down towards 17:26 UTC the previous day.

Since central Brazil (where INPE is) is UTC-2, I think the launch time is actually 03:26 UTC (i.e. same as last time).

Good point. I'll try to check with INPE.

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INPE established the countdown clock for the launch of CBERS-4: http://www.cbers.inpe.br/hotsite/

According to the countdown, the launch of CBERS-4 will take place at 0126:00UTC on December 7.

It looks like the website do not take account of time zone differences - in here (8 hours ahead of yours) it is counting down towards 17:26 UTC the previous day.

Since central Brazil (where INPE is) is UTC-2, I think the launch time is actually 03:26 UTC (i.e. same as last time).

Good point. I'll try to check with INPE.

I can confirm (with a information from INPE) that the launch time is 0326UTC.

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CBERS-4 was joined with the launch adapter on the launcher third stage and after that was encapsulated on the fairing. This was done on November 26.

The third stage with the satellite will now be transported to the launch pad.

http://www.zenite.nu/orbita/cbers-4-integrado-com-o-terceiro-estagio-do-lancador/ (in Portuguese)

Edit - Image shows CBERS-3, not CBERS-4!
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Integration of the launcher is complete http://www.aeb.gov.br/satelite-cbers-4-foi-integrado-ao-veiculo-lancador/ (in Portuguese).

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