Author Topic: TanSat (CarbonSat) - CZ-2D - JSLC, LC43/603 - December 21, 2016 (19:22UTC)  (Read 10224 times)

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The launch of the TanSat (CarbonSat) mission is schedule for August 2016 using a Chang Zheng-2D launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/t/tansat

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TanSat (CarbonSat) - CZ-2D - JSLC, LC43/603 - August 2016
« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2016 07:03 PM »
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NASA’s Earth science division, Michael Freilich, met with Chinese officials last month regarding potential coordination between the two countries on an upcoming Chinese mission, the agency said Aug. 4.

The meeting, first reported by the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post but not initially confirmed by NASA, is the latest sign that the space agency is finding ways to work with China despite strict limitations placed by Congress on bilateral cooperation.

“As part of coordination discussions between NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences related to Earth science research, Dr. Freilich met with his counterparts at the Chinese Academy of Sciences on July 12, 2016, in Beijing,” NASA spokesman Steve Cole said Aug. 4.

The purpose of the meeting, Cole said, was “to discuss scientific data exchange and China’s plans for the launch of its new carbon monitoring mission, TanSat.” Cole did not disclose the outcome of the meeting, and said “no follow-up activities planned at this time.”

TanSat is a 500-kilogram satellite under development by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to measure carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft is scheduled for launch late this year on a Long March 2D rocket.

http://spacenews.com/earth-science-discussion-latest-sign-of-nasa-china-ties/

Sounds like it will no longer launch in August.
« Last Edit: 08/05/2016 07:04 PM by Star One »

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Re: TanSat (CarbonSat) - CZ-2D - JSLC, LC43/603 - Late 2016
« Reply #2 on: 09/12/2016 08:48 PM »
Launch is now schedule for December 19, 2016.

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CZ-2D (apparently Y33) for the Tansat launch, will arrive at Jiuquan in mid-November.

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TanSat to launch on December 21.
« Last Edit: 12/16/2016 08:48 AM by Satori »

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Launch planned around 19:15 UTC on December 21
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I'm guessing there will be no webcast for TanSat's launch, right?
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I'm guessing there will be no webcast for TanSat's launch, right?

Yes, I wouldn't expect a webcast.

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Re: TanSat (CarbonSat) - CZ-2D - JSLC, LC43/603 - August 2016
« Reply #9 on: 12/18/2016 07:54 PM »
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NASA’s Earth science division, Michael Freilich, met with Chinese officials last month regarding potential coordination between the two countries on an upcoming Chinese mission, the agency said Aug. 4.

The meeting, first reported by the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post but not initially confirmed by NASA, is the latest sign that the space agency is finding ways to work with China despite strict limitations placed by Congress on bilateral cooperation.

“As part of coordination discussions between NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences related to Earth science research, Dr. Freilich met with his counterparts at the Chinese Academy of Sciences on July 12, 2016, in Beijing,” NASA spokesman Steve Cole said Aug. 4.

The purpose of the meeting, Cole said, was “to discuss scientific data exchange and China’s plans for the launch of its new carbon monitoring mission, TanSat.” Cole did not disclose the outcome of the meeting, and said “no follow-up activities planned at this time.”
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http://spacenews.com/earth-science-discussion-latest-sign-of-nasa-china-ties/

A point that may be explained in the NSF launch article:
Is there formal or informal cooperation between the various space agencies flying atmospheric carbon dioxide measuring instruments?

In the case of NASA and CAS, how is it accomplished, given the statutory restrictions?

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Rui has a great article for this launch, which is naturally specific to the Chinese mission. However, he mentions it has international involvement, including with the UK! :)

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Two hyperspectral micro-satellites (Spark-01 and Spark-02; Yijian (?)) will ride into orbit together with TanSat.

« Last Edit: 12/21/2016 10:14 AM by Satori »

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No news yet on the launch; waiting for confirmation here.
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Xinhua News' Twitter account tweeted that it has been launched, but I still can't find any Chinese source supporting.  :-X

(then again it's 4 am on this side of Earth....)
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Xinhua News' Twitter account tweeted that it has been launched, but I still can't find any Chinese source supporting.  :-X

(then again it's 4 am on this side of Earth....)

They are a big news site, so good enough for me to publish Rui's article would you say? (Thanks for being around at silly-o-clock ;D)

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Xinhua News' Twitter account tweeted that it has been launched, but I still can't find any Chinese source supporting.  :-X

(then again it's 4 am on this side of Earth....)

They are a big news site, so good enough for me to publish Rui's article would you say? (Thanks for being around at silly-o-clock ;D)

Yeah their Western news account are usually faster than back at home.  :-X

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Oh the launch success confirmation has come. T-0 was at 19:22 UTC.
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Apart from TanSat and the two small sats that I have referred above, looks like there is another small sat on this launch.

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