Author Topic: BeiDou-3 MEO-3 & MEO-4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - February 12, 2018 (05:03 UTC)  (Read 39596 times)

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Second BeiDou launch in 2018.
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The next BeiDou launch to watch out.

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Given:
China launches in 2017 (times in UTC)
<several snips>
09 - September 29 (04:21:05.318) - CZ-2C (Y29) - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-01 Yaogan Weixing-30-01A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (1A, 1B, 1C))
11 - November 5 (11:45:04.244) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 (Y46/Y4) - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO1 (Beidou-24); Beidou-3MEO2 (Beidou-25)
14 - November 24 (18:10:05.130) - CZ-2C (Y33) - XSLC, LC3 - Yaogan 30-02A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (2A, 2B, 2C))
16 - December 10 (16:40:04.230) - CZ-3B/G2 (Y40) - XSLC, LC2 - AlComSat-1
18 - December 25 (19:42:05.269) - CZ-2C (Y34) - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-03 Yaogan Weixing-30-03A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (3A, 3B, 3C))


December 25
And:
China launches in 2018 (times in UTC)
<snip>
02 - January 11 (23:18:04.616) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 (Y45/Y5) - XSLC (07-82), LC2 - Beidou-3MEO7 'Beidou-26'; Beidou-3MEO8 'Beidou-27'

China launch schedule

2018
<snip>
January 26 29 - CZ-2C - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-04 Yaogan Weixing-30-04A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (4A, 4B, 4C))
February 15 (?) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3M5; Beidou-3M6

January 12

And given that successive orbital launches from Xichang can happen as quickly as a 2-3 week interval;

It tracks that, given no other information, such as a satellite or launch vehicle processing delay, this launch can happen on (or near) February 15.

This is one day before Chinese Lunar New Year, which often brings a hiatus to launch activities, due to extensive leave-taking and travel.
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Looks like next Beidou-3 launch will be with MEO-3 and MEO-4 satellites.

Launch apparently schedule for February 12.

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This now can be as early as on Feb 12th.

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China Aerospace Philately issued a notice saying that the launch will take place at 20:00 local on February 11.

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China Aerospace Philately issued a notice saying that the launch will take place at 20:00 local on February 11.

Looks like the launch time is incorrect:

A0431/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N180540E1115053-N184350E1111900-N181640E1104331-N173836E1111528 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA. GND - UNL, 11 FEB 05:03 2018 UNTIL 11 FEB 05:32 2018. CREATED: 07 FEB 02:42 2018
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NOTAM for 2nd stage debris
B0588/18 -  DUE TO SPACEFLIGHT ACT OF ATM BUREAU OF CAAC WI THE AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY 12 10 19N 116 31 00E - 12 53 32N 115 57 34E - 12 27 11N 115 22 24E - 11 44 02N 115 55 52E, THE FLW ATS RTE SEGMENTS WILL BE CLSD 1. M754 BTN GUKUM AND LULBU ALTN RTE: GUKUM DCT REKEL DCT LULBU AND VICE-VERSA 2. M765 BTN PANDI AND NOBEN ALTN RTE: PANDI W17 LULBU DCT REKEL AND VICE-VERSA. 11 FEB 04:55 2018 UNTIL 11 FEB 05:45 2018. CREATED: 07 FEB 06:41 2018
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Launcher at the LC2 launch complex at Xichang.

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A0455/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N180540E1115053-N184350E1111900-N181640E1104331-N173836E1111528
BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN

TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA. GND - UNL, 12 FEB 05:03 2018 UNTIL 12 FEB 05:32
2018.
CREATED: 10 FEB 08:17 2018

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So, launch delayed by 24 hours.

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So, launch delayed by 24 hours.
Confirmed
B0654/18 - DUE TO SPACEFLIGHT ACT OF ATM BUREAU OF CAAC WI THE AIRSPACE BOUNDED BY 12 10 19N 116 31 00E - 12 53 32N 115 57 34E - 12 27 11N 115 22 24E - 11 44 02N 115 55 52E, THE FLW ATS RTE SEGMENTS WILL BE CLSD 1. M754 BTN GUKUM AND LULBU ALTN RTE: GUKUM DCT REKEL DCT LULBU AND VICE-VERSA 2. M765 BTN PANDI AND NOBEN ALTN RTE: PANDI W17 LULBU DCT REKEL AND VICE-VERSA. 12 FEB 04:55 2018 UNTIL 12 FEB 05:45 2018. CREATED: 10 FEB 13:19 2018

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Beidou III - satellite test group in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center
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So, launch delayed by 24 hours.
The reason for the delay was Xi Jinping visited XSLC the day before yesterday
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Liftoff confirmed.
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