Author Topic: Zhongzi Group 02 (x5) - CZ-6 - Taiyuan - July 9, 2021 (11:59 UTC)  (Read 6725 times)

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One more NOTAM for an unknown launch from Taiyuan to a 45° orbit, like CZ-6 / Ningxia-1 on 13 Nov 2019.

A1414/21 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N342237E1210600-N335158E1215938-N333408E1214453-N340441E1205122 BACK TO START. ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA. VERTICAL LIMITS: GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 09 JUL 11:53 2021 UNTIL 09 JUL 12:25 2021. CREATED: 01 JUL 06:57 2021

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Presumed flightpath

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A post on 9ifly space forum says that there are news that the launch was successful, but still waiting the official announcement.

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Successful launch!

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Launched at 11:59UTC.

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7月9日19时59分,太原卫星发射中心,长征六号运载火箭将“钟子号”卫星星座02组卫星准确送入预定轨道,发射任务取得圆满成功。该星由我航五院所属的航天东方红卫星有限公司抓总研制。本次任务中,由我航八院抓总研制的长六火箭三级首次使用新状态的发动机。这是长征系列运载火箭的第379次飞行。

At 19:59 on July 9th, at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, the Long March 6 carrier rocket accurately sent the "Zhongzi" satellite constellation 02 group of satellites into the scheduled orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. The star was developed by the Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Co., Ltd., which is affiliated to the fifth academy of CASC. In this mission, the new state of the engine was used for the first time in the third stage of the Chang-6 rocket developed by the Eighth Academy of CASC. This is the 379th flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets.
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In this mission, the third stage of the Chang-6 rocket used the new engine for the first time. In response to mission requirements, the Chang-6 rocket has made 9 adaptive improvements. In the future, the rocket will usher in a relatively busy international and domestic commercial order fulfillment period.

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In this mission, the third stage of the Chang-6 rocket used the new engine for the first time. In response to mission requirements, the Chang-6 rocket has made 9 adaptive improvements. In the future, the rocket will usher in a relatively busy international and domestic commercial order fulfillment period.
Is there any source that says what this new engine is?
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In this mission, the third stage of the Chang-6 rocket used the new engine for the first time. In response to mission requirements, the Chang-6 rocket has made 9 adaptive improvements. In the future, the rocket will usher in a relatively busy international and domestic commercial order fulfillment period.
Is there any source that says what this new engine is?

Not yet. I'll post it if I find it.

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http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-07/09/c_1310052430.htm

China launches new satellite group
Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-09 21:10:27

TAIYUAN, July 9 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday successfully sent a new satellite group into preset orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

The Zhongzi-02 satellite group was launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 7:59 p.m. (Beijing Time).

Friday's launch was the 379th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

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I don't see any official confirmation that there are 5 satellites in this group - correct?
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I don't see any official confirmation that there are 5 satellites in this group - correct?

Yes, that's correct.

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There are 5 satellites.
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There are 5 satellites.
Per patch the 5 stars have been added to equal 10 with the previous launch have 5 sats.

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