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People familiar with this matter disclosed a launch date is on June 26th, 2016.
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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 26, 2016
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2016 01:01 PM »
The launch of the first CZ-7 in June will test China’s next-generation human spacecraft.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 26, 2016
« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2016 09:15 PM »
The launch of the first CZ-7 in June will test China’s next-generation human spacecraft.

See http://gbtimes.com/china/maiden-long-march-7-flight-test-chinas-next-gen-human-spacecraft

Return module with a partly fueled or down-sized service module test?
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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 26, 2016
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2016 12:11 AM »
The launch of the first CZ-7 in June will test China’s next-generation human spacecraft.
Do you know if the human spacecraft will be a boilerplate simulator or an actual prototype with internal systems?

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 26, 2016
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2016 02:28 AM »
The launch of the first CZ-7 in June will test China’s next-generation human spacecraft.
Do you know if the human spacecraft will be a boilerplate simulator or an actual prototype with internal systems?
i understand it as EFT-1 like.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 26, 2016
« Reply #5 on: 05/14/2016 10:15 AM »
Yuanwang-21 transport ship with the first CZ-7 arrived at the Qinglangang bay serving Wenchang Space Launch Center on May 14th.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 276, 2016
« Reply #8 on: 05/21/2016 07:53 PM »
According to chinaspaceflight.com (http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/rocket/CZ-7/CZ7-first-launch.html), the inaugural launch of the CZ-7 launch vehicle will take place at around 15:00 local time on June 27, 2016 (07:00UTC - June 27).

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #9 on: 05/25/2016 06:34 PM »
From Chinese friends, who are preparing philatelic commemorating envelopes for the upcoming CZ-7 maiden flight I learned, that landing of the return module is planned near the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #10 on: 05/25/2016 06:39 PM »
This means that the new generation descent module will have an orbital flight, not a sub-orbital one as some have speculated.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #11 on: 05/26/2016 05:06 AM »
This means that the new generation descent module will have an orbital flight, not a sub-orbital one as some have speculated.
yes it was stated in a different thread that it would be most like USA's EFT-1 mission.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #12 on: 06/04/2016 01:46 AM »
The spacecraft is being recovered on land, although water recovery has been proposed for the operational version. I wonder if it has any cushioning mechanism (air bags, landing rockets) or is just going to plop down. Maybe they will decide to stick with land recovery, which would reduce costs.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #13 on: 06/15/2016 12:50 PM »
Assembly of launch vehicle has been completed. The launcher is now undergoing testing before transport to the launch complex.

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 27, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 06/16/2016 01:40 AM »
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新一代运载火箭长征七号将在6月25日19:30根据当天气象条件海南文昌航天发射中心首发。
latest news :maiden flight of CZ-7 will be around 19:30(UTC+8), on June 25,2016

« Last Edit: 06/16/2016 01:44 AM by Lsquirrel »

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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 25, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 06/16/2016 06:11 PM »
What are the chances that there will be live launch coverage?
(It's the maiden launch of CZ-7 and the premiere launch from WSLC.)
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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 25, 2016
« Reply #16 on: 06/17/2016 06:29 AM »
What are the chances that there will be live launch coverage?
(It's the maiden launch of CZ-7 and the premiere launch from WSLC.)

There are two chances. None and Buckley's.
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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 25, 2016
« Reply #17 on: 06/17/2016 11:16 AM »
There are two chances. None and Buckley's.
Thanks, I thought so.
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新一代运载火箭长征七号将在6月25日19:30根据当天气象条件海南文昌航天发射中心首发。
latest news :maiden flight of CZ-7 will be around 19:30(UTC+8), on June 25,2016

Well it seems that the launch date (and especially the time) isn't nailed down with certainty so take them with a grain of salt.

In any case the state TV news channel have released some payload mate footage today so rollout should be coming soon. Now since many of the payloads aren't confirmed I need to look for clues on what they could be....  :-X
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Re: Long March 7 (CZ-7) maiden flight - WSLC - June 25, 2016
« Reply #19 on: 06/18/2016 02:23 AM »
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新一代运载火箭长征七号将在6月25日19:30根据当天气象条件海南文昌航天发射中心首发。
latest news :maiden flight of CZ-7 will be around 19:30(UTC+8), on June 25,2016

Well it seems that the launch date (and especially the time) isn't nailed down with certainty so take them with a grain of salt.

In any case the state TV news channel have released some payload mate footage today so rollout should be coming soon. Now since many of the payloads aren't confirmed I need to look for clues on what they could be....  :-X
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