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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #40 on: 06/10/2022 08:15 am »
https://twitter.com/harry__stranger/status/1535071686529548288

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High resolution satellite imagery shows that there was an explosion at a launch pad south of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in October 2021.

The location of this pad is 40°50'13.3"N, 100°10'31.8"E (goo.gl/maps/3qm44WQw3…).

twitter.com/harry__stranger/status/1535071713708642304

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Using Sentinel-2 imagery combined with the high resolution images above, we can see that the explosion happened between October 10 and October 17.

https://twitter.com/harry__stranger/status/1535071738446643200

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The gif below shows the cleanup of the site over the last several months.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #41 on: 06/10/2022 01:19 pm »
Was it this "launch" ?

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October - KZ-11 (Y2) - JSLC, LC43/95A - Xingyun-1 (01); Xingyun-1 (02)
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #42 on: 06/10/2022 01:45 pm »
Was it this "launch" ?

2021
October - KZ-11 (Y2) - JSLC, LC43/95A - Xingyun-1 (01); Xingyun-1 (02)
It never launched!

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #43 on: 06/10/2022 02:21 pm »
Was it this "launch" ?

2021
October - KZ-11 (Y2) - JSLC, LC43/95A - Xingyun-1 (01); Xingyun-1 (02)
It never launched!
I know
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #44 on: 06/10/2022 09:08 pm »
The images appear to show a damaged mobile shelter moved toward the northwest, which might suggest that the rocket was out in the open  when the explosion happened.  Perhaps it was during a ground test.  I wonder if the rocket was being erected from horizontal to vertical when it happened.  There are other possibilities of course.

 - Ed Kyle
« Last Edit: 06/11/2022 03:28 am by edkyle99 »

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #45 on: 06/11/2022 09:14 am »
From current info, it seems that this is a test site for SRBs. So most likely a test that went wrong. We're still digging to try find more info on it

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #46 on: 08/30/2022 12:09 pm »

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #47 on: 11/27/2022 07:56 am »
https://twitter.com/wulei2020/status/1596777501615075328

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There’s a team always standing by at the launch pad until the last 30 minutes before a launch. They are the special repair team responsible for solving the emergencies.

I interviewed this emergency mentainance team at #JiuquanSatelliteLaunchCenter.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #48 on: 12/08/2022 12:12 pm »
I took some time to make an updated map of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center :)

I'll expand the map over time to cover a much larger area, but I'm happy to share the first version!

There's also an interactive copy available here: https://api.soar.earth/short/sro21ao9o4

Any corrections welcome! Some info was hard to find, so always happy to fix things :)
« Last Edit: 12/08/2022 12:13 pm by harrystranger »

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #49 on: 04/02/2023 11:53 am »
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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #50 on: 04/04/2023 10:28 pm »
Now that Tianlong-2 has launched and we have a 'new' launch pad, I've updated my map above.
I still plan to expand this map to the north when I have time. As always, any corrections are welcome :)

Interactive version here: https://soar.earth/maps/14697

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #51 on: 04/17/2023 09:36 am »
https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1647823139957780480
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The launch of Fengyun-3G is the 100th launch from pad #94 of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
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Correction: the 100th successful launch from Jiuquan launch pad #94

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #52 on: 05/30/2023 05:04 am »
I just watched the Shenzhou 16 | Long March 2F launch.

Questions:  Where would the boosters and 1st stage land?     
                    They seem to separate simultaneously so should drop close to each other.

I ask because Beijing is due east 860 miles from the launch site. 
.....source GreatCircleMapper, http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=GC0004-Pek&DU=mi)
I assume to get to a 41 degree orbit from a 40-41 degree launch site, that one would launch due east.

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #53 on: 08/19/2023 09:18 am »
I found an interesting article about Chinese launch pad numbers.
According to this article, the numbers for each launch are as follows:

https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/617774688

CZ-2F Pad : LC-90 (Site 921)
CZ-2C Pad : LC-94 (Site 603)
Flat Pad : LC-95A and LC-95B
Landspace Pad : LC-96
Space Pioneer Pad : LC-120
CAS Space Pad : LC-130

This article also refers to the Space Pioneer launch site as LC-120.
https://weibo.com/5658451754/MA9V2bx0G

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #54 on: 08/19/2023 10:28 am »
Using the content of this thread, the article I mentioned earlier, and Google Maps, I organized the JSLC launch pad.
It's interesting to see new looking facilities at the allegedly abandoned JSLC North Complex.
This area has a double barricade, a shelter that can cover the entire train, a structure like an ammunition storage, etc., so there is a possibility that it is a missile-related facility...

https://twitter.com/LH2NHI/status/1692840408764854676?s=20

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #55 on: 11/28/2023 12:20 pm »
There appears to have been another explosion on the CASIC test stand.

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1729485410081071403

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Re: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
« Reply #57 on: 11/30/2023 04:59 pm »
Launch schedule for Space Pioneer's first three Tianlong-3 rockets

Demonstration Flight - NET June, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site
Second Flight - NET September, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site or Jiuquan Space Launch Site
Third Flight - NET November, 2024 - Wenchang Space Launch Site or Jiuquan Space Launch Site

Maiden Flight from Wenchang Island.
https://fxtwitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1730274941197484237
« Last Edit: 11/30/2023 05:00 pm by Conexion Espacial »
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