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Title: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: Satori on 11/21/2011 09:20 am
China is preparing to launch the BeiDou-2 'Compass-IGSO5' navigation satellite on the first days of December 2011.
Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: input~2 on 11/29/2011 06:38 am
Lift-off planned on December 1, around 2055UTC

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-  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY N160601E1133236-N163603E1130831-N160923E1123303-N153925E1125710  BACK TO  START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY  INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 01 DEC 21:00 2011 UNTIL 01 DEC 21:25 2011. CREATED: 29 NOV 06:54 2011

Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: input~2 on 11/29/2011 06:54 am
A1775/11 = No-fy zone for CZ-3A 1st stage drop zone over NW Guangxi
A1776/11 = No-fly zone for CZ-3A fairing drop zone over South China Sea
A1777/11 = No-fly zone for CZ-3A 2nd stage over South China Sea

(Identical zones as for I4 back in July)
Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: spacex on 12/01/2011 03:05 am
If successful, new Chinese record for orbital launches in a year at 16.
Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/01/2011 03:59 pm
Apparently the launch is scheduled for 21:07 UTC... (http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-7559-5-1.html)
Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 06:16 pm
LC3
Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 06:53 pm
The nominal sequence for I2 had the following events:
  • stage 2 / stage 3 sep   T0+271.4s
  • stage 3 shutdown        T0 + 740.4s
  • S/C sep                         T0 + 840.6s
  • Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 07:11 pm
    With this comment at 1948UTC "launch in one hour and 30 minutes"
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/01/2011 07:30 pm
    It'll be cool if they have a launch photo posted pretty soon after lift-off!
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 07:37 pm
    Lift-off tentatively in 30 minutes
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 07:42 pm
    It'll be cool if they have a launch photo posted pretty soon after lift-off!
    I wouldn't expect an official launch photo earlier than an hour and a half after lift-off.. but we'll have some from microbloggers earlier ;D
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 07:49 pm
    Quote from:  microblogger
    困~五点零七才发射。。

    confirms 05:07 LT planned launch time
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 08:05 pm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 08:12 pm
    Launched!
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 08:15 pm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/01/2011 08:18 pm
    Awesome! Let's hope that guy has some more photos!!
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Satori on 12/01/2011 08:19 pm
    Launched!


    Very good news!
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 08:23 pm
    Spectators had a view for less than 30 seconds! :(
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/01/2011 08:27 pm
    Ok, will use stock photo :)
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Chris Bergin on 12/01/2011 08:33 pm
    Rui's article:
    http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/12/china-breaks-record-long-march-3a-launch-beidou-2-satellite/
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 09:02 pm
    This microblogger confirms launch at 05:07 LT

    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 09:09 pm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 09:24 pm
    Official announcement (in Chinese)
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/2011-12/02/c_122364794.htm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 09:28 pm
    Official announcement (in Chinese)
    http://news.xinhuanet.com/2011-12/02/c_122364794.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/2011-12/02/c_122364794.htm)
    Xinhua announcing launch success and 153 launches for CZ series
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 09:30 pm
    Try reloading this one for official pictures of the launch
    http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2011/12-02/3502351.shtml
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/01/2011 10:10 pm
    First launch picture from Ministry of Defense
    http://news.mod.gov.cn/headlines/2011-12/02/content_4321620.htm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Satori on 12/01/2011 10:17 pm
    Official announcement (in English)

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-12/02/c_131283096.htm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Satori on 12/01/2011 11:51 pm
    Launch images http://www.chinanews.com/tp/2011/12-02/3502352.shtml
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/02/2011 01:17 am
    And hi-res pictures again!  ;D (All pictures from Xinhua news)
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/02/2011 02:08 am
    Precise launch time: 21:07:04.189 UTC.

    And a short launch video from the official Compass navigation system website...  (http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=7559&pid=165355&fromuid=19646)
    (edit by input~2: video direct link:
    http://www.beidou.gov.cn/video/2011/12/02/20111202ba2c8213a79e47afbd7b3b7dec7d0e73.flv )

    Edit: the orbit is now up:

    1 37948U 11073A   11335.69590686 -.00000178  00000-0  00000+0 0    15
    2 37948 055.0571 334.1091 7298155 175.1257 202.1057 02.27631913    03


    Orbit: 217.3 x 35847.8 km 55.06
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/02/2011 04:31 am

    Orbit: 217.3 x 35847.8 km 55.06
    That's Object A.
    Object B is in 168.9 x 35788.4 km x 55.12
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/02/2011 04:34 am
    Another video at
    http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/v/2011-12-02/110461588383.html (http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/v/2011-12-02/110461588383.html)
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/02/2011 01:28 pm
    First stage debris report here
     (http://enews.bsyjrb.com/baise/2011_12_02_80043.html)
    AFAIU,  the CZ-3A first stage debris were spotted near Bachang (八昌) village  (N242025E1055332) [misprinted as Bajiang (八江)], Badu  township, Tianlin county, Guangxi province, in a field within the preset drop zone,
    The location is about the same as for Compass-I3 1st stage debris and less than 5 km from both Compass-I1 and Compass-I2 1st stages impact  location.
    According to the article, it is the 6th 1st stage from Beidou satellites to fall within the Badu township area.
     
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/02/2011 02:19 pm
    From the control room front screen display, the launch window was from 2107 to 2117UTC
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/03/2011 07:54 am
    More launch pictures from the PLA press office
    http://jz.chinamil.com.cn/newscenter/zongbu/content/2011-12/02/content_4729883_2.htm
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: edkyle99 on 12/03/2011 03:39 pm
    First stage debris report here
     (http://enews.bsyjrb.com/baise/2011_12_02_80043.html)
    AFAIU,  the CZ-3A first stage debris were spotted near Bachang (八昌) village  (N242025E1055332) [misprinted as Bajiang (八江)], Badu  township, Tianlin county, Guangxi province, in a field within the preset drop zone,
    The location is about the same as for Compass-I3 1st stage debris and less than 5 km from both Compass-I1 and Compass-I2 1st stages impact  location.
    According to the article, it is the 6th 1st stage from Beidou satellites to fall within the Badu township area.
     

    Interesting to see how the propulsion section has torn away, leaving relatively intact propellant tanks.  I wonder if this is typical of what happens to other expendable launch vehicle first stages.   

     - Ed Kyle
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/06/2011 07:08 am
    Rocket no. Y23 was used for this flight. (http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=7559&pid=166041&fromuid=19646)
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/06/2011 08:09 am
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/09/2011 11:13 am
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: beidou on 12/15/2011 11:14 am
    Two Line Element Set (TLE):

    1 37948U 11073A   11348.27128041 -.00000174  00000-0  00000+0 0   134
    2 37948 055.1732 333.7254 0019173 189.2015 111.8672 01.00277542  2620
    Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 12/15/2011 02:55 pm
    A representation of the apparent movement of the operational Beidou-2  satellites (3 GEOs and 5 IGSOs) as seen by an observer on Earth:
  • G1 light blue
  • G3 orange
  • G4 pink
  • IGSO1 red
  • IGSO2 green
  • IGSO3 yellow
  • IGSO4 blue
  • IGSO5 purple
                          
  • Title: Re: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch
    Post by: input~2 on 07/08/2012 06:24 am
    According to USSTRATCOM the CZ-3A third stage reentered yesterday July 7 2012 at 1947UTC over 52S 97W (SouthEast Pacific)