A user on the 9ifly posted this regarding to the launch schedule from Xichang for the remainder of the year. Knowing that launch opperations alternate between LC-2 and LC-3 we can determine several things. (The first two launches listed were Tianlian-1 05 and Yaogan-30 Group 10)August 6th to August 8th: LC-2 - CZ-3B - ChinaSat-2EAugust 23th to August 25nd: LC-3 - CZ-3B - ?September 8th to September 9th: LC-2 - CZ-3B - ChinaSat-9BSeptember 23rd to September 25th: LC-3 - CZ-3B - ?October 16th to October 18th: LC-2 - CZ-3B - ?November 2nd to November 4th: LC-3 - CZ-3B - ?November 26th to November 28th: LC-2 - CZ-3B - ?December 13th to December 15th: LC-3 - CZ-2D - ?December 29th to January 1st: LC-2 - CZ-3B - ?
China launch schedule2021?? - ?? - CZ-4B - XSLC, LC??? - Beidou-3 Buwang-1 - CZ-3C - XSLC, LC??? - ??, ?? - CZ-3B/G? (Y75) - XSLC, LC?Changes on January 9th, 2020Changes on September 10th, 2020Changes on August 29, 2021
China launch schedule2021October 24 16-18 TBD - Shijian-21 - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC2 - 01:27 ~01:22Early November 2-4 - ?? - CZ-3B/G? - XSLC, LC3November 26-28 - ?? - CZ-3B/G? - XSLC, LC2December 13-15 - ?? - CZ-3B/G? - XSLC, LC3December 29-January 1, 2022 - Tianji Guganwang Gaogui (×2) - CZ-3B/G3 - XSLC, LC2TBD? TBD September 20 23 - Yaogan-30 Group-11, Tianqi-? "Yan'an-1" - CZ-2C (Y49) - XSLC, LC3?thread?? - ?? - CZ-2D - XSLC, LC??? - Beidou-3 Buwang-1(?) - CZ-3C - XSLC, LC??? - Jianyang-1- CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC??? - TECHO-1 (Qingwang-1) - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC?TBD July 5 (or 6) - Tianhui-3 (GEOSAR) - CZ-3B/G3 - XSLC, LC?thread?? - Zhongxing-6D - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC??? - ??, ?? - CZ-3B/G? (Y75) - XSLC, LC??? - ?? - CZ-4B - XSLC, LC?Changes on May 6Changes on June 11Changes on June 19Changes on June 22Changes on June 29Changes on July 1Changes on July 2Changes on July 12Changes on August 1Changes on September 23Changes on October 18Changes on October 19Changes on October 24zubenelgenubi
Launch has likely been postponed due to issues with SY-10.
Quote from: Josh_from_Canada on 10/18/2021 06:38 pmLaunch has likely been postponed due to issues with SY-10.Further on your thought:If there are commonalities, yes, quite likely.Apparently, the launch vehicle performed nominally. Again, apparently, the problem or problems were with the spacecraft.Are SY-10 and this mystery spacecraft the same make and model? Or do they share critical components? 🤔
Chinasat-6D is intended for 125°E and could be a candidate.
2021-094A/49330 in 226 x 35815 km x 28.47° (S/C)2021-094B/49331 in 265 x 35096 km x 28.49° (3rd stage)
So this might have happened:<snip>Chinese MEV?
China’s Shijian-21 space debris mitigation satellite has docked with a defunct Chinese satellite to drastically alter its geostationary orbit, demonstrating capabilities only previously exhibited by the United States.Data and tracking from space monitoring firms show that Shijian-21 has been conducting sophisticated rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) with other objects in and around the geostationary orbit belt since its launch in October last year.This activity culminated in Shijian-21 docking with the defunct Beidou-2 G2 navigation satellite and towing it above the crowded belt of geostationary orbit some 36,000 kilometers above the equator.<snip>Brien Flewelling of ExoAnalytic Solutions, speaking during a webinar hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation, said that Shijian-21 performed a large burn Jan.22, taking the Beidou-2 G2 satellite 3,000 kilometers above the GEO belt. The docking and subsequent engine burn — which was unusually large, taking it beyond the usual “graveyard” orbit of 300 kilometers above GEO — has effectively moved it out of harm’s way.Shijian-21 undocked from Beidou-2 G2 on Jan. 26, leaving the defunct satellite in a disposal orbit. Shijian-21 has sinced returned to GEO, according to newly-released tracking data from U.S. Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron (SPCS).