Author Topic: Chuangxin-16A/B - Kuaizhou-1A - Xichang - August 23, 2022 (02:36 UTC)  (Read 9157 times)

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On August 23 , 2022 , China used the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center to successfully send the Chuangxin 16 A and B double -satellite combination into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success.

The Chuangxin No. 16 satellite was developed by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is mainly used to carry out new technology verification experiments.
http://www.microsate.com/xwzx/yw/202208/t20220823_6502801.html

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One object at 29° 590x596 km.
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One object at 29° 590x596 km.
This is 2022-102A/53586

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Within 2° of the orbital plane of the GECAM pair.
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One object at 29° 590x596 km.
This is 2022-102A/53586

So, we have the announcement of the launch of two satellites for technology testing in orbit. But, only one object is cataloged... so, is it possible that the two sats were launched docked and they will separate in the near future for rendezvous and docking testing in orbit?

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One object at 29° 590x596 km.
This is 2022-102A/53586

So, we have the announcement of the launch of two satellites for technology testing in orbit. But, only one object is cataloged... so, is it possible that the two sats were launched docked and they will separate in the near future for rendezvous and docking testing in orbit?

Seems possible as CAS mentions "an assembly of two satellites" (双星组合)

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CelesTrak has GP data for 1 object from the launch (2022-102) of Chuangxin-16 atop a Kuaizhou-1A rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Aug 23 at 0236 UTC:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1562118634700279808

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Also possible that their will be a second launch as the assembled two payloads reference has also been used to mean that before as well.

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Also possible that their will be a second launch as the assembled two payloads reference has also been used to mean that before as well.
Well, CAS counted 82 of their satellites launched as of July 27 and 84 as of August 23; which seems to confirm the launch of two satellites on August 23

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Also possible that their will be a second launch as the assembled two payloads reference has also been used to mean that before as well.
Well, CAS counted 82 of their satellites launched as of July 27 and 84 as of August 23; which seems to confirm the launch of two satellites on August 23
Those two Sats connected by soft rope....

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On Sep 19 at about 2200 UTC the Chuangxing-16 satellite launched on Aug appears to have split into two objects, now about 25 km apart.  This seems to confirm reports that CX-16A and CX-16B were launched together and are now separating for proximity operations experiments
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1572293200622100484?s=20&t=7NnU1S07_zk0cEyZl0xOTw
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Now being some 10° behing GECAM-A and catching up.
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