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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 12/22/2018 10:51 am »
Launch was at night, so that's a file photo. Launch time was 2351UTC.

Night in the UK, but morning in China. Launch was at 7:51 am local. Sunrise for Beijing was 7:32 am.

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/china
Sunrise for JSLC was 08:41 am LT

China has only one time zone, which is Beijing time.
07:51 am

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 12/22/2018 12:29 pm »
And, by the way, it was 5800th orbital launch as per my counting - someone can check. :)

Yes!!!!

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #42 on: 12/22/2018 12:44 pm »
The rocket in the beginning of the video might not be from this launch

CASIC plans to launch another four experimental Hongyun satellites before the end of 2020

It is the launcher used on January 19, 2018.

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #43 on: 12/22/2018 02:23 pm »
And, by the way, it was 5800th orbital launch as per my counting - someone can check. :)

Yes!!!!
Is this a number of launches that have made it to orbit?  I don't have any confidence in a hard number for the number of orbital launch attempts since the dawn of the space age.  There are disagreements about how many attempts Iran has made, for example, and even Korea.   

 - Ed Kyle

For me is the number of orbital attempts.

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 12/22/2018 03:28 pm »
FWIW my count is 5,795 for this one, but I see this as a kind of estimate given the uncertainties

My data:
Baikonur - 1487
Kapustin Yar - 101
Plesetsk - 1624
Svobodniy - 5
Russian submarine - 3
Dombarovskiy - 10
Vostochniy - 3
CCAFS - 750
Pilot - 6
VAFB - 678
Wallops - 37
KSC - 167
Pegasus - 43
Kodiak - 3
Omelek - 5
Kauai - 1
Hammaguir - 4
CSG - 288
Uchinoura - 40
Tanegashima - 78
San Marco - 9
Woomera - 6
Jiuquan - 113
Xichang - 124
Taiyuan - 72
Wenchang - 4
SDSC - 68
Palmachim - 12
Alcantara - 2
Tonghae - 2
Sohae - 3
Sea Launch - 36
Semnan - 9
Naro - 3
Onenui - 4

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 12/22/2018 04:10 pm »
Should the discussion of worldwide launch counts be a separate thread, "Launch statistics"?
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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #46 on: 12/22/2018 04:37 pm »
Should the discussion of worldwide launch counts be a separate thread, "Launch statistics"?

Creating that on the Historical Spaceflight section.

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 12/22/2018 04:56 pm »
The rocket in the beginning of the video might not be from this launch

CASIC plans to launch another four experimental Hongyun satellites before the end of 2020

It is the launcher used on January 19, 2018.
The launcher at the beginning of the video is Y20011703, the launcher for Hongyun-1 is Y20011805

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 12/22/2018 05:27 pm »
The launcher at the beginning of the video is Y20011703, the launcher for Hongyun-1 is Y20011805
Y-20-01-17-03 = 2017, batch 01, item 03
Y-20-01-18-05 = 2018, batch 01, item 05
I guess so.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #49 on: 12/22/2018 05:42 pm »
Very wild guess, but could this be an indication for launch area number 95?

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #51 on: 12/22/2018 05:52 pm »
It is the launcher used on January 19, 2018.
At least we got to see that one. Here are some images from this launch.
« Last Edit: 12/22/2018 07:05 pm by SciNews »

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #52 on: 12/22/2018 06:38 pm »
It is the launcher used on January 19, 2018.
At least we got to see that one. Here are some images from this launch.


The images are not from this launch. This is a CZ-2C.

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Re: Hongyun - CZ-11 - JSLC - December 21, 2018 (23:51 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 12/23/2018 09:58 pm »
Very wild guess, but could this be an indication for launch area number 95?
That would match numbering schemes for all other PRC LC's. Now just need to crack the lettering as some are area cameras and some are individual pad Cameras.

Site 43/94 is neighbouring pad so 43/95. The camera number series represents the number after the slant.
« Last Edit: 12/26/2018 06:17 am by russianhalo117 »

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