Author Topic: LIVE: Tianzhou-1 - CZ-7 (Y2) - WSLC, LC201 - April 20, 2017 (11:41 UTC)  (Read 93275 times)

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TZ-1 Tianzhou-1 is schedule for launch in 2016. This will be the first Chinese logistics mission to a space station.
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From Xinhua: China to launch Tianzhou-1 cargo ship in 2016 to rendezvous with space lab.

Tiangong-2 on the CZ-5?   That's what the article says!   Surely something is wrong here.
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Tiangong-2 on the CZ-5?   That's what the article says!   Surely something is wrong here.

Do we know yet how big TG-2 is going to be? If they've gone big, CZ-5 would be the only option, right?

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Tiangong-2 on the CZ-5?   That's what the article says!   Surely something is wrong here.
Do we know yet how big TG-2 is going to be? If they've gone big, CZ-5 would be the only option, right?

Tiangong 2 is supposed to be the TG 1 back-up with some modifications, so I would expect roughly the same mass.
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I had a look at Chinese language press - they say CZ-7. An error in translation then, most likely.

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This launch will be in April of 2017.

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papers on TZ-1 experiments:

Ground Experiment Study of Evaporation Phase Change for Space Experiment Device of TZ-1 Cargo Spaceship
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/abstract/abstract2252.shtml

Ground-based Experimental Results of TZ-1 Matching Scientific Condensation Experiment
http://www.cjss.ac.cn/EN/abstract/abstract2261.shtml

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TG-2 / TZ-1 refuelling

CZ-7


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China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory (Xinhua)

"A review meeting was convened last Thursday, during which officials and experts unanimously concluded that the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft had met all the requirements to leave the factory.

The take-off weight of Tianzhou-1 is 13 tonnes and it can ship material of up to six tonnes."
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Some images of TZ-1 (and what looks like a Shenzhou orbital module?) in ChinaSpaceFlight's twitter:


https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/831085372687781888


Arrived Feb 3rd in Hainan, mid-March scheduled for the CZ-7 carrier.
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Four propulsion system chambers at the rear, unlike two on Tiangong.   Maybe because the cargo freighters are nearly twice the mass at launch?
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Some images of TZ-1 (and what looks like a Shenzhou orbital module?) in ChinaSpaceFlight's twitter:


https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/831085372687781888


Arrived Feb 3rd in Hainan, mid-March scheduled for the CZ-7 carrier.

That thing is probably the pressurized compartment of the 2nd TZ unit - wrong launch site for Shenzhou I'm afraid. ;)

Launch is scheduled for mid-late April.
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Video on TZ-1 showing brief look inside:

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Interesting shot of the interior.  What's the point of all that cargo if there is no one on board Tiangong-2 to unload it?!   

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Well either there is a robot on board or Tiangong-2 has two docking ports.

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Well either there is a robot on board or Tiangong-2 has two docking ports.
could be ballast in the bags or a loading test on the ground

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I think they're just doing a propellant transfer because Shenzhou 11 was the only manned mission to Tiangong 2, so I can't imagine food, water, and experiments being launched aboard Tianzhou 1.

http://english.cctv.com/2017/02/13/VIDEQ4VArzLRzzY2EkCBQHSI170213.shtml
« Last Edit: 02/27/2017 05:14 pm by ZachS09 »
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