Author Topic: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 8, 2018 (18:28 UTC)  (Read 8711 times)

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This is the first high spectral resolution satellite in the Gaofen series.
« Last Edit: 05/08/2018 08:32 PM by input~2 »

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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #1 on: 01/23/2017 06:53 PM »
Launch schedule for September 2017.

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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #2 on: 07/07/2017 10:04 AM »
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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #3 on: 07/07/2017 07:26 PM »
Which rocket is this launching on? This article says CZ-2D from Jiuquan, but the Chinese Launch Schedule thread has it on a CZ-4B from Taiyuan.

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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #4 on: 07/07/2017 07:34 PM »
Not sure if this is what you are referring to, but this link:

https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/China-Launch-Schedule.html

says CZ-4B from Taiyuan.
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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #5 on: 07/07/2017 07:49 PM »
This is the first high spectral resolution satellite in the Gaofen series.

.03cm ?   I don't think so.  .03M (30cm)--maybe..
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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #6 on: 07/07/2017 09:37 PM »
This is the first high spectral resolution satellite in the Gaofen series.

.03cm ?   I don't think so.  .03M (30cm)--maybe..

Spectral resolution is not the same as spatial resolution. Spatial resolution is in the 20-40m range.
« Last Edit: 07/07/2017 09:37 PM by scissor snit »

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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #7 on: 10/25/2017 01:01 AM »
Looks like this launch still schedule for later 2017
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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - September 2017
« Reply #8 on: 10/25/2017 01:01 AM »
The target orbit is 705km SSO, it should be carried by CZ4C
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Re: Gaofen-5, CZ-2D - JSLC - 2017
« Reply #9 on: 03/24/2018 11:08 AM »
According to a posto on the 9ifly Chinese space forum, the launch of Gaofen-5 will take place on May 2, delayed from April.

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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 2, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 04/25/2018 08:03 PM »
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/25/c_137136161.htm
China to launch new Earth observation satellite in May

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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 2, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 05/01/2018 07:06 AM »
No NOTAMS so far, but all rumors still points to launch date on May 2.
Given that this is local time, it could even be late today GMT- e.g. this Chinese paper gives GF-5's orbit as 705 km SSO with LTAN of 13:30, implying the daily launch window at around 18:00 UTC - which is early next day in China. On the other hand WMO list an orbit with LTDN 13:30 - which leads to the daily launch time at ~06:00 UTC.
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 2, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 05/01/2018 11:56 AM »
No NOTAMS so far, but all rumors still points to launch date on May 2.
Given that this is local time, it could even be late today GMT- e.g. this Chinese paper gives GF-5's orbit as 705 km SSO with LTAN of 13:30, implying the daily launch window at around 18:00 UTC - which is early next day in China. On the other hand WMO list an orbit with LTDN 13:30 - which leads to the daily launch time at ~06:00 UTC.

Latest post on the same forum points to launch a few days later. (well, at least earlier official news puts the launch in "early May" so....)
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 2, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 05/01/2018 06:12 PM »
No NOTAMS so far, but all rumors still points to launch date on May 2.
Given that this is local time, it could even be late today GMT- e.g. this Chinese paper gives GF-5's orbit as 705 km SSO with LTAN of 13:30, implying the daily launch window at around 18:00 UTC - which is early next day in China. On the other hand WMO list an orbit with LTDN 13:30 - which leads to the daily launch time at ~06:00 UTC.

Latest post on the same forum points to launch a few days later. (well, at least earlier official news puts the launch in "early May" so....)

Are there any tracking ships supporting this launch?
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - Early May, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 05/01/2018 10:13 PM »
Do we have any updates on the expected Launch time for Gaofen-5 on May 2nd ?????

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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 2, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 05/02/2018 01:09 AM »
No NOTAMS so far, but all rumors still points to launch date on May 2.
Given that this is local time, it could even be late today GMT- e.g. this Chinese paper gives GF-5's orbit as 705 km SSO with LTAN of 13:30, implying the daily launch window at around 18:00 UTC - which is early next day in China. On the other hand WMO list an orbit with LTDN 13:30 - which leads to the daily launch time at ~06:00 UTC.

Latest post on the same forum points to launch a few days later. (well, at least earlier official news puts the launch in "early May" so....)

Are there any tracking ships supporting this launch?

Yes, Yuan Wang 3 is tracked to be in the Indian Ocean (left Jakarta on April 30) and should be on station in a few days time.
New reports put the new date on May 7 or May 9.
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - Early May, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 05/02/2018 05:35 PM »
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#DEIMOS2 continues monitoring the upcoming launch of #Gaofen-5 and captured Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China today, May 2!

https://twitter.com/urthecast/status/991709160411672583

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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 8, 2018 (~18:30 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 05/03/2018 08:44 AM »
We now finally got the air space closure notices for this one:

A1474/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N303658E1094211-N303148E1101912-N293824E1100914-N294330E1093231 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 08 MAY 18:20 2018 UNTIL 08 MAY 18:46 2018. CREATED: 03 MAY 04:36 2018
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 8, 2018 (~18:30 UTC)
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Re: Gaofen-5 - CZ-4C - TSLC - May 8, 2018 (~18:30 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 05/07/2018 05:16 PM »
According to the Chinese 9ifly space forum, launcher serial number is Y20.