China launch schedule2018November 20 (?) December - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - Beidou-3G1Q (or December)October 7October 9
Still no NOTAM for this launch available
Launch will be on Nov 1st.
Quote from: beidou on 10/19/2018 08:52 pmLaunch will be on Nov 1st.The thread linked here suggests the Q in G1Q is qudai 取代 (replacement)and that it will replace Beidou-2 G4.Do we know what *kind* of Beidou-3 it will be? Same bus as BD-3I (1150 kg, SECM/Shanghai)or same as one of the BD-3M versions (CAST? SECM?)I wonder if there will be a YZ-1 or if it has its own apogee motor
BTW Xichang was hit by an earthquake about an hour ago - "only" M5.1 & 20 km deep, but the epicenter is <20 km from the pad and apparently the intensity felt was quite strong. Dunno if that will cause a delay.https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000i4he/executive#dyfi