Author Topic: TL-2 Tianlian-2-01 - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - March 31, 2019 (15:51 UTC)  (Read 3787 times)

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Re: TL-2 Tianlian-2-01 - CZ-3B/G2 - Xichang - March 31, 2019
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2019 04:25 pm »
I found a Wikipedia reference to Tianlian-2 here, but the footnote link is broken.

It reports TL-2 will be built on the DFH-4 bus, which would be of significantly greater mass than the TL-1 satellites, which were built on the DFH-3 bus.

DFH-4 geocomms have launched on CZ-3B from Xichang (except for SJ-17).
https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sat/ch__dfh-4.htm
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Satori, your Chinese launch schedule listings show this launching from LC-2.  It would use the same LV make/model as that reported on LC2 with the deduced payload BD-3G2Q in late January.  https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47093.0

Is it possible that payloads were swapped atop the same LV?  (This could imply a launch delay caused by the payload.)

Or, could this satellite launch from LC3, if LC2 is still occupied?
« Last Edit: 03/11/2019 04:47 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/long-march-3b-rocket-launch-tianlian-2-01-data-relay-satellite?instance_id=2377
They have now the launch of Tianlian-2-01 on April, 1 between 00.30 and 01.30 Peking Time on a CZ-3B/G2 launcher.

The original source is from local tour operators so that should be fairly reliable.
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Still no NOTAMs for this launch.

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Not to forget the 2nd stage debris:

J1429/19 -  DUE TO SPACEFLIGHT ACTIVITIES,THE FLIGHT SAFETY OF THE AIRCRAFT IN FOLLOWING AREAS MAY BE AFFECTED ON MAR 31, 2019 DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS: ON MAR 31,2019 FROM 15:46-17:08 UTC AREA: N222742E1270946 N224551E1261444 N223030E1260856 N221223E1270352 FOUR-POINT CONNECTION RANGE. VERTICAL ALTITUDE:SFC-UNL RMK/ATC WILL NOT CLEAR IFR FLT THRU THIS AREA FOR THE FLIGHT SAFETY. SFC - UNL, 31 MAR 15:46 2019 UNTIL 31 MAR 17:08 2019. CREATED: 29 MAR 17:07 2019

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No signs of on-site reports just yet.
And there hasn't been much info on TL-2 so far - not surprising because HSF/rocket launch/civilian satellites data relay isn't probably its major job (well so is TDRS....).  ::)
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No signs of on-site reports just yet.
And there hasn't been much info on TL-2 so far - not surprising because HSF/rocket launch/civilian satellites data relay isn't probably its major job (well so is TDRS....).  ::)

Oh this elongated monitor screenshot seems to have been just taken on site.


Also this:

https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1112371091119443969
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It's launch time at Xichang... standing by for news...

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Per local social media: Liftoff confirmed.
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So launch code is 07-101 as could be expected
Launch time seems to be 15:51 UTC as per Weibo:
"At 23:51 tonight, the No. 2 station of Xichang Satellite Launch Center launched a new generation of relay satellite "Tianlian No. 2 01 " with a Long March 3B!"

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Does anyone know what the serial number of the rocket used for this flight was?

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