The first & sea launch of Smart Dragon 3 seems will happen from TAI RUI barge, which is currently towed by BEI HAI JIU 118 to the launch position in Yellow Sea.T-11 hours
YELLOW SEA TRAFFIC CONTROL FROM 090400UTC TO 090900UTC DEC IN AREA BOUNDED BY THE LINES JIONING:37-23.38N/123-46.45E;37-17.40N/123-46.45E;37-17.40N/123-38.92E;37-23.38N/123-38.92E,ENTERING PROHIBITED.
YELLOW SEA TRAFFIC CONTROL FROM 090530UTC TO 091230UTC DEC IN AREA BOUNDED BY THE LINES JIONING:37-30N 124-00E;37-30N 124-30E;36-30N 124-30E;36-30N 124-00E,ENTERING PROHIBITED.SHANDONG MSA CHINA.
14 sats luanched Successful at 07:36 UTC!
[🔴Chinaís 58th launch in 2022] At UTC 06:35 Dec 9, 14 satellites including Jilin1-03D-(47-50) remote sensing satellites were successfully launched by Jielong-3/捷龙-3/SmartDragon-3 Y1 rocket at Yellow Sea. Itís the solid-fuel rocketís maiden flight. HD: buff.ly/3iQdU9U
CelesTrak has GP data for 11 objects from the launch (2022-167) of 14 satellites on the maiden flight of Smart Dragon-3 from the Yellow Sea on Dec 9 at 0835 UTC: english.news.cn/20221209/af16fÖ. Data is available at: https://celestrak.org/NORAD/elements/table.php?INTDES=2022-167
Jielong-3 successfully debuted from the Yellow Sea this morning. The solid-based launch vehicle lifted multiple payloads at once and shares a lot of similarities with the Zhongke-1A rocket. Article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/12/jielong-3-debut/✍️me for @NASASpaceflight
More footage of Smart Dragon 3's maiden launch. It appears the TAI RUI barge has been remodeled to meet the demands of a "hot launch", including removal of a building at one corner, installation of rails for the hanger & an extension to put the rocket directly over the sea water