Author Topic: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - May 12, 2020 (01:16 UTC)  (Read 19712 times)

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Xingyun-2 01 & 02 are now schedule to be launched by the Kuaizhou-1A (Y6) from JSLC, January 2020.
« Last Edit: 05/12/2020 12:08 pm by input~2 »

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - January 2020
« Reply #1 on: 12/11/2019 11:44 am »
Spaceflightfans is giving January 5 as a tentatively launch date for this mission.

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC -February 2020
« Reply #2 on: 01/03/2020 07:31 am »
Reported to have drifted to February on 9ifly

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - February 2020
« Reply #3 on: 01/06/2020 06:52 pm »
Belated cross-post re: apparent "drift" of launch from late 2019 into early 2020:
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1197134507046047744
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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - February 2020
« Reply #4 on: 01/24/2020 11:38 am »
Likely postponed to a TBD date.
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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - February (?) 2020
« Reply #5 on: 02/11/2020 07:11 pm »
Likely postponed to a TBD date.

Another issue to be considered; no confirmation:
Will the coronavirus epidemic, and associated travel quarantines, delay launch campaigns scheduled after the Lunar New Year's holidays?

Wuhan is an important location in China's space program, yes?

Longer-term: Will this also significantly delay programs approaching fruition later this year?

Wuhan is an important base for CASIC (Kuaizhou series), not CASC. Therefore, it is possible to affect launch schedule for kuaizhou series(KZ-1, KZ-11). But it is unlikely coronavirus will impact the space program. For example, CZ5B-Y1, CZ7A-Y1, and their payloads all have arrived at Hainan recently.

But even in a best case scenario, and it’s far too early to say anything on this, Wuhan is likely to be out of commission for a considerable amount of time.
« Last Edit: 02/11/2020 07:11 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Limited operations have now been restarted at CASIC's facilities at Wuhan and some preliminary preparations for their next few launches are already underway. Some staff are also preparing to head to Jiuquan for launch preparations.
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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - March (?) 2020
« Reply #7 on: 03/30/2020 09:57 am »
"The Expace Kuaizhou-1A rocket, Xingyun-2 (01, 02) narrowband IoT satellites and test teams have arrived at Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert for launch in mid-late April."

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 2020
« Reply #8 on: 04/03/2020 03:17 pm »
From Xinhua
China to launch IoT communications satellites named after Wuhan
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WUHAN, April 3 (Xinhua) -- China will launch the first two communications satellites for its space-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) project in mid to late April, with one satellite named after its birthplace Wuhan, according to the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)...

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 2020
« Reply #9 on: 04/10/2020 10:58 am »
Chinese 9ifly space forum is giving April 17 as the launch date for this mission.

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 2020
« Reply #10 on: 04/14/2020 02:14 pm »
Chinese 9ifly space forum is giving April 17 as the launch date for this mission.

The source of this is the ad sponsor of this rocket - major Chinese car manufacturer GAC Group's own car brand Trumpchi. They are however more famous as the official Chinese partner company for Honda, Fiat cars etc.
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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 17 (?), 2020
« Reply #11 on: 04/14/2020 02:54 pm »
Chinese 9ifly space forum is giving April 17 as the launch date for this mission.

The source of this is the ad sponsor of this rocket - major Chinese car manufacturer GAC Group's own car brand Trumpchi. They are however more famous as the official Chinese partner company for Honda, Fiat cars etc.

GP, do you find it plausivle the launch date?

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 17 (?), 2020
« Reply #12 on: 04/15/2020 02:07 pm »
Did anyone managed to get a set of (four?) posters that were published (today) about this satellites / launch?

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 17 (?), 2020
« Reply #13 on: 04/15/2020 05:15 pm »
Some copies from here.
The launch vehicle was named Chuanqi GS4. To honour the medical personal in Wuhan a portait was painted on the rocket body. Satellite Xingyun-2(01) is called Wuhan.
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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 17 (?), 2020
« Reply #14 on: 04/15/2020 05:28 pm »
Launch arrangement.

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 17 (?), 2020
« Reply #15 on: 04/16/2020 09:19 am »
No NOTAMs issued at this time and no other informations regarding the launch date and time. I suspect this launch won't take place on April 17.

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - April 2020
« Reply #16 on: 04/16/2020 05:13 pm »
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/ now notes NET May 27.
bit.ly/SpaceLaunchCalendar ☆ bit.ly/SpaceEventCalendar

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - 2020-Q2
« Reply #18 on: 04/17/2020 07:51 pm »
https://vk.com/chinaspaceflight?w=wall-119361981_6534
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At present, the fast boat a carrier rocket and the Xingyun II satellite have completed the docking work of the star arrow Assembly, and the follow-up will also carry out the inspection and the testing work of the star arrow Assembly.

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Re: Xingyun-2 01 & 02 - KZ-1A (Y6) - JSLC - 2020-Q2
« Reply #19 on: 04/18/2020 09:21 am »
This is my render of the launch vehicle

 

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