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Re: CH launch yesterday?
« Reply #20 on: 11/14/2007 05:24 PM »
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Satori - 14/11/2007  2:51 PM

But, can't the interstage be covered with the plates we see falling in the video? You can see cleary a multitude of plates falling from an area that is coherent with the interstage. The bulges, as you say, can be some sort of attaching mechanism of the plates.

The area may be consistent, but the timing wouldn't be. The plates are seen falling at a point in the flight later than the point at which the picture from the earlier launch (without solid interstage) was taken.

If you see the video of the latest CBERS launch (by a CZ-4B), you'll see that there are no plates falling

I'm not sure, but I think the 2nd or 3rd stage on the 4C appears shorter than the CZ-4B.

Does anyone have a photo/video of a CZ-4B night launch, please?

I couldn't find any image of a CZ-4B night launch, but here is the image of a CZ-4B launch (October 23, 2006 - Shi Jian-6C and Shi Jian-6D). Lot's of plates... hummm...

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Re: CH launch yesterday?
« Reply #21 on: 11/14/2007 06:32 PM »
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Satori - 14/11/2007  6:24 PM
I couldn't find any image of a CZ-4B night launch...

Yes, that was my mistake. There hasn't been one, but I didn't realise until I'd already posted.

The SJ-6 photo will do instead. I didn't think the flame looked normal on the Yaogan launch, but the SJ-6 one looks roughly the same, so that's fine.

On examination of the video, I agree that the plates are coming from the interstage, but I still think that it is a new CR.

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Re: CH launch yesterday?
« Reply #22 on: 11/16/2007 05:09 PM »
According to the news on China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation's website
http://www.spacechina.com/xwzx_zyxw_Details.shtml?recno=52447(Chinese only)
"CZ-4C made its first flight on April 27, 2006(Yao Gan-1), Yao Gan-3's launch is the first flight after renamed."

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Re: CH launch yesterday?
« Reply #23 on: 11/16/2007 05:26 PM »
Assuming this is a 4B/2, which other flights have used this configuration?

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Re: CH launch yesterday?
« Reply #24 on: 11/16/2007 06:19 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 16/11/2007  12:26 PM

Assuming this is a 4B/2, which other flights have used this configuration?

According from the text this was only the second 4B/2 (4C) launch.

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