Author Topic: Huanjing-1C, CZ-2C, TSLC, November 18, 2012  (Read 29678 times)

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Turns out that the launch is still about a week away.....  :P

(would be interesting if HJ-1C, ZX-12 and YG-16 all launch within a week of each other!  ;D)

http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=61&pid=228153&fromuid=19646

Launch is scheduled in about 13 hours! (confirmed via two different sources including here: http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=61&pid=228889)
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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #21 on: 11/18/2012 12:49 PM »
So, launch around 2300UTC. At this still no confirmation if the FN-1 satellites will be on board?

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So, launch around 2300UTC. At this still no confirmation if the FN-1 satellites will be on board?

Probably, as there are reports of three satellites on board the rocket. Given that the two FN-1 satellites will not separate until after some time in orbit, I think it can bee seen as "one spacecraft", in the same way as the Japanese ETS-7 pair did.
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Here is the the description of the XY-1 model....
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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #24 on: 11/18/2012 03:41 PM »
AFAIK no NOTAM have been published for this launch ???

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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #25 on: 11/18/2012 03:52 PM »
According to a microblog, launch is set for about 6am to-morrow LT (Nov 18 around 2200UTC)
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Assuming a 2200UTC launch time, we are at T-60m for launch. At this time SC side send “GO” signal. The battery air-conditioning stops and the launch vehicle tanks are pressurized.

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T-40m - Flight Software Loading and one of Air-conditioning Pipes Drop-off.

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T-15m - Umbilicals Disconnection. Moveable Platforms on the Umbilical Tower Withdrawal took place at T-30m.

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Launch time (assuming launch at 2200UTC). Launching from Taiyuan I suppose this will take longer than usual to confirm, so stay tunned...

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Let's hope for confirmation soon!

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Launch time (assuming launch at 2200UTC). Launching from Taiyuan I suppose this will take longer than usual to confirm, so stay tunned...

Too early I'm afraid: the blogs entry should actually read "the launch at six-something hours"! The Sun is still roughly an hour away from rising, and if the launch was that early the satellites would face darkness for the next half an orbit! Look for launch indications between 22:45 and 23:00 UTC.  ;)
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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #32 on: 11/18/2012 09:21 PM »
Quote from original microblog:
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明日六时许将发射环境一号c星

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Quote from original microblog:
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明日六时许将发射环境一号c星

Which means??

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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #34 on: 11/18/2012 09:30 PM »
Quote from original microblog:
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明日六时许将发射环境一号c星

Which means??

The environment One c Star will launch six o'clock tomorrow - by google translate

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Quote from original microblog:
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明日六时许将发射环境一号c星

Which means??

"HJ-1C will be launched tomorrow after 6 am." I guess he meant 6:XX am......
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Re: HJ-1C (Huanjing-1C), CZ-2C - Taiyuan - November 18, 2012
« Reply #36 on: 11/18/2012 09:31 PM »
Tomorrow six o'clock will launch Huanjing-1C, as per online translator machine.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Ah yes, I forgot about translators on google :D

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Should be at T-15 minutes by now.... the only reference I can see about this launch is that one of the buses taking the spectators to the viewing site has broken down.....  :P
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Should be at T-15 minutes by now.... the only reference I can see about this launch is that one of the buses taking the spectators to the viewing site has broken down.....  :P

Oops. Lots of unhappy Chinese launch viewers! ;)

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