Author Topic: FY-4A Fengyun-4A - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - December 10, 2016 (16:11 UTC)  (Read 9500 times)

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The first meteorological satellite of the Fengyun-4 series is schedule for launch in December 2016.

FY-4A is on the final assembly and testing phase.
« Last Edit: 12/10/2016 04:25 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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Re: FY-4A Fengyun-4A - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - December 2016
« Reply #1 on: 10/19/2016 06:23 PM »
Development test is complete. The satellite will be launched in mid-December.

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Re: FY-4A Fengyun-4A - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - December 2016
« Reply #2 on: 10/24/2016 09:54 AM »
FY-4A arrived at Xichang Satellite Launch Center on October 23. Launch is schedule for mid-December.

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Re: FY-4A Fengyun-4A - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC - December 2016
« Reply #3 on: 11/16/2016 05:34 PM »
According to Chinaspaceflight.com, FY-4A will launch on December 11.

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Lift off planned at about 16:10 UTC on December 10

NOTAM for boosters debris
A3131/16
-  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N272159E1083650-N273125E1074313-N271528E1073946-N270603E1083315-N27 2159E1083650. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 10 DEC 16:03 2016 UNTIL 10 DEC 16:35 2016. CREATED: 07 DEC 05:59 2016

NOTAM for fairing debris
A3132/16 -  A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N260808E1142921-N261444E1140013-N255857E1135553-N255223E1142456-N26 0808E1142921. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 10 DEC 16:05 2016 UNTIL 10 DEC 16:46 2016. CREATED: 07 DEC 06:00 2016
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Well the Chinese forum that I usually uses for sources is currently down so that makes gathering news slightly more difficult.  :P
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The CZ-3B rocket on pad 3 as seen from TV screens at the viewing area.

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Shouldn't be launching it right now?  :-\

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Shouldn't be launching it right now?  :-\

Yep, but we have to wait for confirmation.

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Seems like liftoff did occur as people were woken up there by the rocket rumble.  ;)
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Shouldn't be launching it right now?  :-\

Yep, but we have to wait for confirmation.

Thanks.

Chinaspaceflight twitter account just said this: FY-4 01星已经发射 (FY-4 01-star launched).


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Spacecraft separation should have occurred around 1636 UTC, a few minutes ago, per usual CZ-3B timeline, so
we may hear more from Chinese media soon
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00:04?

What do you mean? I can read: 2016 - 12 - 11   00:06:22

PD: Launch footage from the audience: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/807627797032112132
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00:04?

What do you mean? I can read: 2016 - 12 - 11   00:06:22

PD: Launch footage from the audience: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/807627797032112132
Takeoff time is 00:04?
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