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FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« on: 11/08/2014 07:39 am »
You know what? It looks like a model of KZ-1 appeared at the CASIC booth of this year's Zhuhai Airshow!  ::)

.....or at least a commercialized version named FT-1 (Feitian-1). CASIC is also promoting "quick launch" Earth observation satellites as part of the deal.  ::)

http://zhuanti.casic.cn/n1996649/n1996661/n1996681/index.html
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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2014 10:33 am »
Are those satellites future missions or are only illustrative examples of possible missions?

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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2014 12:18 pm »
Are those satellites future missions or are only illustrative examples of possible missions?

Illustrative examples of possible missions.

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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2014 02:07 pm »
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Any additional information would be appreceated.

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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2014 04:34 pm »
No metric differences between FT-1 and KZ-1 to see. Furthermore my guess is that the "Emergency Optical Remote Sensing Satellite" (the second from left in FT101 image) was the configuration used for the KZ-satellite.

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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2014 10:14 pm »
No metric differences between FT-1 and KZ-1 to see. Furthermore my guess is that the "Emergency Optical Remote Sensing Satellite" (the second from left in FT101 image) was the configuration used for the KZ-satellite.
So is one of the these the unidentified CZ-11 solid rocket listed on the schedule?? Discuss!! Also the the FT-1 graphic may not be to scale or a high fidelity model.
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Re: FT-1 Feitian-1 launch vehicle
« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2014 10:25 pm »
No metric differences between FT-1 and KZ-1 to see. Furthermore my guess is that the "Emergency Optical Remote Sensing Satellite" (the second from left in FT101 image) was the configuration used for the KZ-satellite.
So is one of the these the unidentified CZ-11 solid rocket listed on the schedule?? Discuss!! Also the the FT-1 graphic may not be to scale or a high fidelity model.

Nah, the CZ-11 is built by someone else and has got national funding as a Minotaur-I class rocket. Will be flying sometime next year I believe.
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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