Author Topic: Aitaikong Kexue - Tianlong-2 - Jiuquan - April 2, 2023 (08:48:16.459 UTC)  (Read 18712 times)

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https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1624775256589185025

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Heads up. Space Pioneer's Tianlong-2 rocket is expected to launch from Jiuquan before the end of March and, if successful, would be China's first commercially developed liquid propellant rocket to reach orbit.
https://h5.video.weibo.com/show/1034:4868426506895479

Tianlong-2 is a small launcher for up to 2 t payload.

See the thread Space Pioneer rockets for general information on Space Pioneer and Tianlong.
« Last Edit: 04/04/2023 08:09 am by russianhalo117 »
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Has the location of the launch pad at Jiuquan been identified?

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Has the location of the launch pad at Jiuquan been identified?
Not yet.

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Has the location of the launch pad at Jiuquan been identified?
I believe that there is no need for a dedicated launch pad, just a large space as is done with Ceres-1 or Kuaizhou 11.

https://twitter.com/dongfanghour/status/1615996801148125184
https://twitter.com/dongfanghour/status/1615996807489675264
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https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1625796226548649984

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👀 SPACE-PIONEER announces they've recently completed round pre-C and B+ fundraisings, making their total fundraising nearly 3 billion Chinese Yuan after 10 rounds.

Meanwhile, the first Tianlong-2 is already at Jiuquan. Could it be the launch as early as tomorrow 👇?

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NOTAM Link
The launch time might be about 7:40 UTC.
« Last Edit: 04/02/2023 09:17 am by mikezang »

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“金塔号”遥感卫星将于3月底择机发射
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The "Jinta" remote sensing satellite will be launched at the end of March

According to news on March 16, the "Jinta" remote sensing satellite will be launched at the end of March.

The "Jinta" remote sensing satellite is a remote sensing satellite developed by Hunan Hangsheng Satellite Technology Co., Ltd. It is mainly to verify the key technologies related to spacecraft, and at the same time cooperate with popular science education to show the charm of spaceflight.

It is understood that the Tianlong-2 carrier rocket undertaking the delivery mission has arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and will complete the flight test mission by the end of March, transporting two remote sensing satellites into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 500 kilometers, which will open up China's commercial aerospace liquid delivery A new era of rocketry. The successful launch of the "Jinta" remote sensing satellite will further encourage young people to participate in the research of related aerospace issues. It is of great aerospace significance in supporting students to care about science, the natural environment, and the common future of mankind. Township, safeguard the national aerospace grand strategy to make a unique contribution.
So this luanch might be Jinta by Tianlong-2 on end of March from Jiuquan

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Is the March 29 is the same launch with March 30?

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One more possibility is March 25 is delayed to March 29.

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I also think that A0632/23 ( https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=57867.msg2469110#msg2469110 ) is for Tianlong 2 and it is not related to the March 30 areas.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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I also think that A0632/23 ( https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=57867.msg2469110#msg2469110 ) is for Tianlong 2 and it is not related to the March 30 areas.

Beware that Tianlong-2 is a 3 stage rocket (lower 2 stages using staged combustion RP-1/LOX and a small 3rd stage using hypergolic fuel), I think F0892/23 is for the 2nd stage's drop zone.
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I also think that A0632/23 ( https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=57867.msg2469110#msg2469110 ) is for Tianlong 2 and it is not related to the March 30 areas.

Beware that Tianlong-2 is a 3 stage rocket (lower 2 stages using staged combustion RP-1/LOX and a small 3rd stage using hypergolic fuel), I think F0892/23 is for the 2nd stage's drop zone.
F1044/23 for 2023 Mar 29 replaced F0892/23 which in fact repeated F0491/23. So we have the launch that was initially planned for 2023 Feb 16. Now I doubt if TL-2 was once planned for such early date.
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Crosspost:

https://twitter.com/cnsawatcher/status/1639872068215877632

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Commercial space company SpacePioneer(天兵科技) will have their debut launch of liquid fuel rocket TL-2 on Mar. 29. Source: https://m.weibo.cn/status/4883321207916790
« Last Edit: 03/26/2023 09:16 am by FutureSpaceTourist »

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It is said this launch is delayed....:(

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It is said this launch is delayed....:(

NOTAM A0632/23 (probably 1st stage and fairing drop zones) has just been retracted, so yeah this is confirmed.
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