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First BeiDou-3 launch in 2018.
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Re: Beidou-3 G1Q -CZ-3B - XSLC - November 2018
« Reply #1 on: 10/09/2018 10:44 pm »
Launch November 20? Cross-post:
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2018

November 20 (?) December - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - Beidou-3G1Q (or December)

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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 10/23/2018 11:40 pm »
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 10/30/2018 04:50 pm »
Still no NOTAM for this launch available :(

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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 10/30/2018 04:59 pm »
Still no NOTAM for this launch available :(

...and the latest rumors that I have seen puts the launch time at 15:00-ish UTC on November 1. 🤔
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 10/31/2018 02:35 am »
9ifly now has the T-0 at 15:57 UTC on November 1; however NOTAMs are still unavailable right now. 🤔
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 10/31/2018 02:54 am »
Launch 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
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 10/31/2018 03:07 am »
Launch 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

CAST should be the one that build all BDS-3 geosynchronous satellites (don't quote me though, Chinese literature is hazy on this), but I thought the G satellites are of a new configuration based on the DFH-3B/4S bus (IIRC).

This launch should use the standard 3B/E without an upper stage (notice the rocket shown in the photos above don't have "/YZ-1" stencilled on its exterior).
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A4659/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N272200E1083650-N273125E1074313-N271528E1073946-N270603E1083315 BACK TO START.ALL ACFT ARE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA, ACFT SHALL AVOID THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA BY ATC. GND - UNL, 01 NOV 15:50 2018 UNTIL 01 NOV 17:07 2018. CREATED: 31 OCT 08:49 2018

A4660/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N260808E1142921-N261444E1140013-N255857E1135553-N255223E1142456 BACK TO START.ALL ACFT ARE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA, ACFT SHALL AVOID THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA BY ATC. GND - UNL, 01 NOV 15:51 2018 UNTIL 01 NOV 17:13 2018. CREATED: 31 OCT 08:51 2018
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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
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Blue: A4659/18

Red: A4660/18

X: Xichang Satellite Launch Center

!!: quake according to usgs
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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

After further checks over the night the launch is proceeding as planned.
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018 (15:57 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 11/01/2018 12:00 pm »
Mission "07-95", 23:58 BJT (15:58 UTC)
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Re: BeiDou-3 G1Q - CZ-3B - XSLC - November 1, 2018 (15:57 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 11/01/2018 01:09 pm »
Video of the rocket on the pad.

(Chris note: Youtubed it as that chinese attachment lettering wasn't agreeing with some browsers).

« Last Edit: 11/01/2018 02:23 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Our Space has footage of the rocket during yesterday's quake: https://www.weibo.com/tv/v/jHtFYP6nI?fid=1034:4301575875924040
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Standing by - as it's now 16:00 UTC.
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Liftoff confirmed. (someone tweeted "can't go to sleep when I though there's another earthquake"  :-\)
« Last Edit: 11/01/2018 03:04 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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