Author Topic: BeiDou-2 'Compass-I5', CZ-3A Xichang launch - December 1, 2011 Launch  (Read 25016 times)

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China is preparing to launch the BeiDou-2 'Compass-IGSO5' navigation satellite on the first days of December 2011.
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Lift-off planned on December 1, around 2055UTC

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A1775/11 = No-fy zone for CZ-3A 1st stage drop zone over NW Guangxi
A1776/11 = No-fly zone for CZ-3A fairing drop zone over South China Sea
A1777/11 = No-fly zone for CZ-3A 2nd stage over South China Sea

(Identical zones as for I4 back in July)
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If successful, new Chinese record for orbital launches in a year at 16.

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LC3
« Last Edit: 12/01/2011 06:24 pm by input~2 »

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The nominal sequence for I2 had the following events:
  • stage 2 / stage 3 sep   T0+271.4s
  • stage 3 shutdown        T0 + 740.4s
  • S/C sep                         T0 + 840.6s

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    With this comment at 1948UTC "launch in one hour and 30 minutes"
    « Last Edit: 12/01/2011 07:36 pm by input~2 »

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    It'll be cool if they have a launch photo posted pretty soon after lift-off!
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    Lift-off tentatively in 30 minutes

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    It'll be cool if they have a launch photo posted pretty soon after lift-off!
    I wouldn't expect an official launch photo earlier than an hour and a half after lift-off.. but we'll have some from microbloggers earlier ;D
    « Last Edit: 12/01/2011 07:44 pm by input~2 »

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    Quote from:  microblogger
    困~五点零七才发射。。

    confirms 05:07 LT planned launch time
    « Last Edit: 12/01/2011 07:50 pm by input~2 »

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    Launched!
    « Last Edit: 12/01/2011 08:14 pm by input~2 »

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    Awesome! Let's hope that guy has some more photos!!
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    Spectators had a view for less than 30 seconds! :(

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    Ok, will use stock photo :)
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