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Jilin-1 together with other small sats will be launched in October 2015.

From Xinhua, China to launch Jilin-1 satellite in Oct..
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Re: Jilin-1 and others - CZ-2D - JSLC - October 5, 2015
« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2015 12:08 PM »
Launch is schedule for October 5, 2015, from Jiuquan using a CZ-2D.

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Re: Jilin-1 and others - CZ-2D - JSLC - October 5, 2015
« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2015 12:27 PM »
Jilin-1 optical satellite (high resolution multi-spectralpanchromatic): Resolution 0.72 m - 420 kg

A imaging validation satellite with 4.7 m resolution - 50 kg (LQSat ?)

Two video imaging satellites: 4K ultra-clear video resolution 1.13 meters - 95 kg each (LQ Lingqiao-A/B ?)

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Re: Jilin-1 and others - CZ-2D - JSLC - October 5, 2015
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Re: Jilin-1 and others - CZ-2D - JSLC - October 5, 2015
« Reply #4 on: 09/30/2015 01:45 PM »
October 7
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October 7

...and the date has been confirmed:

A2835/15 - A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N321240E0972736-N320741E0975223- N330018E0980719-N330520E0974218, ALT:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 07 OCT 04:05 2015 UNTIL 07 OCT 04:45 2015. CREATED: 03 OCT 06:32 2015

A2834/15 - A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N351247E0982201,N350900E0984113, N353640E0985610,N354142E0983025 ALT:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 07 OCT 04:05 2015 UNTIL 07 OCT 04:40 2015. CREATED: 03 OCT 06:30 2015
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and this one:
A2833/15 -  A TEMPORARY DANGER AREA ESTABLISHED, THE AREA CENTERED AT N405738E1001753 WITH RADIUS OF 30KM,ALT:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 07 OCT 04:00 2015 UNTIL 07 OCT 04:30 2015. CREATED: 03 OCT 06:27 2015

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Looks like the launch will take place at 0410UTC.

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Well that'll be the projected T-0 (just past) :)

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Well that'll be the projected T-0 (just past) :)

Some new reports indicate that the launch will be at 04:40 UTC 30 minutes later than originally reported.  ::)
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According to some posts on 9ifly Chinese space forum, the launch takes place at 0440UTC.

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Hmm the earlier reports seems to be wrong, because someone said that it has already been launched!  ::) Please wait for the official announcement.....  ;)
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In the mean time, I'm trying to summarize things up on Jilin-1 with info available on Chines forums:P

Basically, Jilin-1 (a.k.a. Changguang-1) is the first Chinese commercial Earth observation satellite constellation, built in co-operation by the Changchun Institute of Optics (which is one of the institutes of the China Academy of Sciences) and Harbin Institute of Technology, with support from the government of Jilin Province. They are apparently going to spin off a new company to operate them.

Jilin-1 consists of 4 satellites:

1 x 420 kg class main satellite (specifications on graph 1)
1 x 65 kg class agile imaging demonstration satellite (specifications on graph 2)
2 x 95 kg class video imaging satellite (specifications on graph 3)

Apparently this is only the beginning of an aggressive plan: this enterprise plans to get up to 60 satellites by 2020 (re-visit period of 4-5 hours) and up to 137 satellites by 2030 (re-visiting one point on Earth every 10 minutes)! That's even more grandiose than Skybox and Planet Labs.....  :P
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Some photos:

(first two are apparently a mock up of the payload adapter showing how the 4 satellites are launched together; next 4 is of the Jilin-1 main satellite)
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Launch success has been confirmed - liftoff was at 04:13 UTC.
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Launch success has been confirmed - liftoff was at 04:13 UTC.


Thank the Lords of Kobol we finally got confirmation! Great work GP.

And here's Rui's super article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/10/china-launches-jilin-1-mission-long-march-2d/

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Names given in first article:

吉林一号光学A星  Jilin yi hao guangxue A xing   (Jilin 1 Optical A sat )
吉林一号视频星    Jilin yi hao shipin xing       (Jilin 1 video sat)
吉林一号技术验证星  Jilin yi hao jishu yanzheng xing  (Jilin 1 technical verification sat)

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Another pic from first link
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Exact launch time 0413:04.790UTC (?)

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Other launch images...
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A few more...

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Exact launch time 0413:04.790UTC (?)

0413:04.760UTC
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/07/c_134689715.htm

China launches commercial remote-sensing satellites

BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- China launched a group of four satellites on Wednesday at noon for commercial remote-sensing services, an important step in the development of remote-sensing space technology.

The "Jilin-1" satellites, launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, include one optical remote-sensing satellite, two satellites for video imaging and another for imaging technique testing, according to an announcement from the launch center.

All four satellites were developed and produced by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd.

The company will also take charge of commercial operations of the satellites to provide remote-sensing data and relevant products, which may be used for the monitoring, development, and surveying of resources as well as mapping and disaster prevention for domestic and overseas clients, according to the statement.

Wednesday's satellites were carried by a Long March-2D rocket. It is the 213th mission carried out with Long-March-series carrier rockets.

"Satellites are no longer far removed from people's lives," said Xuan Ming, board chairman of the company. "In the near future, more information provided by the satellites will be shared, and more satellite functions will be explored."

Jilin, one of the country's oldest industrial bases, is developing its satellite industry as a new economic driver. Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd, sponsored by the Jilin provincial government, the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and some privately-owned companies, plans to launch 60 satellites by 2020 and 137 by 2030.

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4 objects have been catalogued:
2015-057A/40958 in 641 x 664 km x 98.05°
2015-057B/40959 in 640 x 664 km x 98.04°
2015-057C/40960 in 640 x 664 km x 98.04°
2015-057D/40961 in 639 x 664 km x 98.04°

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First image from Jilin-1: Bird's nest in Beijing
http://news.yesky.com/455/98041455.shtml

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1st stage debris have been spotted in Qinghai province
http://www.chinanews.com/mil/2015/10-21/7582087.shtml
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Some of the first batch images released.

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Oh my, has this satellite taken Moon photos?

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/915543562829258754

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