Author Topic: Feng Yun-3C - CZ-4C - TSLC - September 23, 2013 (0307UTC)  (Read 23807 times)

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This will be the third satellite of FengYun-3 series, currently planned in 2013.
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Re: FY-3B (Feng Yun-3B) CZ-4C launch - 2013
« Reply #1 on: 12/12/2012 10:50 pm »
According to Chinese source, this satellite will probably be launched with another satellite-XiWang-2.

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Re: FY-3B (Feng Yun-3B) CZ-4C launch - 2013
« Reply #2 on: 01/28/2013 02:31 pm »
This guy confirms that July is the earliest time that the satellite can be launched, as electrical tests on the satellite are only underway right now until early February, and the thermal / mechanical / electric reliability tests have yet to be done: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=2299&pid=237425

BTW it's FY-3C; FY-3B was launched in 2010.  ;)
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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET July 2013
« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2013 07:37 am »
Thermal and vacuum tests were recently completed (in Chinese) http://www.spacechina.com/n25/n144/n206/n214/c435178/content.html

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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET July 2013
« Reply #4 on: 06/26/2013 12:08 pm »
A guy on 9ifly mentioned it will be on July 14th. http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=10910&pid=255855&fromuid=24484

I think this is impossible since it only finished most of the testing by late last month. More likely this launch is NET September.
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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET September 2013
« Reply #5 on: 08/02/2013 10:48 am »
The satellite is ready for transporting to the launch site.

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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET September 2013
« Reply #6 on: 08/30/2013 08:14 am »
FY-3C arrived at Taiyuan on August 5. All tests on the satellite have been successful and currently the satellite is being submitted to the electrical tests.

http://www.spacechina.com/n25/n144/n206/n133097/c512243/content.html (in Chinese).

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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET September 2013
« Reply #7 on: 09/04/2013 07:37 pm »
According to a propaganda report on the Yaogan-17, there has been a processing team working on the CZ-4C rocket testing from late August; as someone pointed out that the FY-3C should be launched in the middle of September.
Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=2299&pid=263908&fromuid=24484
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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET September 2013
« Reply #8 on: 09/06/2013 06:16 pm »
G.S.T found Yuanwang-5 was in Jakarta on Friday, and he predicted the launch could be as soon as early next week.

Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=2299&pid=264118&fromuid=24484

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G.S.T found Yuanwang-5 was in Jakarta on Friday, and he predicted the launch could be as soon as early next week.

Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=2299&pid=264118&fromuid=24484

Looks like I was reading the tea leaves in the wrong way - according to the China Meteorology Post the launch of FY-3C is scheduled in late September.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Any NOTAMs yet for this one? If a launch date appears, I'd appreciate a PM so I don't miss it ;)
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Any NOTAMs yet for this one? If a launch date appears, I'd appreciate a PM so I don't miss it ;)

As reported above, this launch is now planned in late September - probably in two weeks or so.  ;)
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Apparently this satellite is going into space very soon....probably as early as tomorrow. The sun-synchronous orbit of the satellite gives daily launch windows at around 3 am GMT, give or take 10 minutes or so.
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Launch confirmed to happen tomorrow:

A1511/13 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N292924E1090112-N293419E1083705-N302704E1085107-N302205E1091525 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 23 SEP 03:00 2013 UNTIL 23 SEP 03:44 2013. CREATED: 22 SEP 06:34 2013

The launch time should be very close to that of FY-3A - which lifted off at 03:02 UTC when it was launched in May 2008.
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Re: FY-3C (Feng Yun-3C) CZ-4C launch - NET September 2013
« Reply #14 on: 09/22/2013 08:02 am »
http://www.wmo-sat.info/oscar/satellites/view/115 is giving a September 29 launch date.

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http://www.wmo-sat.info/oscar/satellites/view/115 is giving a September 29 launch date.

When I visited it last week it only says "2013" - perhaps this is the old plan (after all earlier rumors pointed towards somewhere around Sep. 28).
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Re: Feng Yun-3C - Long March-4C launch - September, 23 2013
« Reply #16 on: 09/22/2013 12:39 pm »
A1511/13/ NOTAM for CZ-4C fairing
to be compared with A7844/10 for Nov 4, 2010 FY-3B launch
« Last Edit: 09/22/2013 12:52 pm by input~2 »

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So we're waiting on a launch confirmation.....
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