Author Topic: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011, and future events  (Read 516891 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Now the applause.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #561 on: 09/29/2011 01:29 pm »
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #562 on: 09/29/2011 01:30 pm »
I loved the view of the ascending vehicle with the four strap-ons and first stage core separated and falling away.
I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane - WJ.

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These guys can breathe a little easier with all the top brass in the same room ;)

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #564 on: 09/29/2011 01:31 pm »
Now the applause.

Congrats China! Hope the rest of the project (SZ 8, 9 and 10) goes well!

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Happy dear leaders....

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For the recorders: the launch time is 13:16:03:078 UTC.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2011 02:05 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #567 on: 09/29/2011 01:32 pm »

Launch Video


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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #568 on: 09/29/2011 01:32 pm »

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #569 on: 09/29/2011 01:32 pm »
I am so glad to see that the Chinese government has allowed us to watch this launch live. So open!  They have taken a page from NASA's book.  I love it!  I hope this continues with future launches.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #570 on: 09/29/2011 01:32 pm »

Launch Video



Wow, that was fast. Thanks a million!

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #571 on: 09/29/2011 01:33 pm »
Why do they separate the boosters from the first stage if 1-2 sep is at the same time? To make sure there is no thrust imbalance? But then S1 does have 4 engines, too, 4 engines should rather help to level these.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #572 on: 09/29/2011 01:34 pm »
I am so glad to see that the Chinese government has allowed us to watch this launch live. So open!  They have taken a page from NASA's book.  I love it!  I hope this continues with future launches.

Ditto. That's why I think the references to Soviet Politburo in this thread are somewhat unfair. The Soviets were never this open.

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #573 on: 09/29/2011 01:36 pm »

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #574 on: 09/29/2011 01:36 pm »
Congratulations China!  A rising tide lifts all boats. 

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Can you believe that at exactly 13:16 GMT (T-0) SpaceX tweeted "Are you excited about the future of spaceflight". Hilariously bad timing ;D

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #576 on: 09/29/2011 01:38 pm »
So far nothing on CNN or its website about the launch.
Strange?

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #577 on: 09/29/2011 01:39 pm »
Why do they separate the boosters from the first stage if 1-2 sep is at the same time? To make sure there is no thrust imbalance? But then S1 does have 4 engines, too, 4 engines should rather help to level these.

Separation of the boosters takes place at T+155s and first stage separation takes place at T+159s

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Re: LIVE: TianGong-1 JSLC CZ-2F (T1) launch September 29, 2011
« Reply #578 on: 09/29/2011 01:39 pm »
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Offline Chris Bergin

General in charge claiming mission success.

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