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Offline Phillip Clark

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According to the schedule posted by Steven Pietrobon elsewhere, the schedule in 2018 will be:

1) Tian He
2) Tianzhou 2
3) Shenzhou 12

Interesting that the cargo freighter will be flown before the crew.
« Last Edit: 05/26/2021 09:30 am by Satori »
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2017 08:06 am »
Here's the article where the launch sequence was mentioned.

http://gbtimes.com/china/chinas-space-station-tianhe-1-module-be-followed-tianzhou-2-shenzhou-12

"The core module of the Chinese Space Station, Tianhe-1, will be launched in 2018, says Zhang Bainan, chief designer of crewed spacecraft at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation (CASC).

This will be followed by Tianzhou-2, a cargo and refuelling spacecraft, which will dock with and supply Tianhe-1 in low Earth orbit."

There is some confusion as to whether Tian He is launching in 2018 or 2019.
« Last Edit: 03/11/2017 08:08 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2017 07:49 pm »
Here's the article where the launch sequence was mentioned.

http://gbtimes.com/china/chinas-space-station-tianhe-1-module-be-followed-tianzhou-2-shenzhou-12

"The core module of the Chinese Space Station, Tianhe-1, will be launched in 2018, says Zhang Bainan, chief designer of crewed spacecraft at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation (CASC).

This will be followed by Tianzhou-2, a cargo and refuelling spacecraft, which will dock with and supply Tianhe-1 in low Earth orbit."

There is some confusion as to whether Tian He is launching in 2018 or 2019.
TH-1 is in final testing and there was a report a while back saying its processing is currently ahead of schedule, but they have many contingency processing days that have yet to be utilized at this point.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2017 04:24 am »
Is it too soon to start a "Tiangong Modular Space Station" thread, with Russianhalo117's post being the first in the thread?
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2017 05:04 am »
Is it too soon to start a "Tiangong Modular Space Station" thread, with Russianhalo117's post being the first in the thread?
probably already exists under its original naming scheme.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #5 on: 03/12/2017 07:15 am »
This is the Modular Space Station thread, started by Phillip Clark!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26876.0
« Last Edit: 03/12/2017 07:16 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #6 on: 03/12/2017 08:18 am »
This is the Modular Space Station thread, started by Phillip Clark!
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26876.0

Who? ;)

I was thinking of a new "modular" thread to reflect actual happenings rather than all of the guesswork, etc.  But it's really up to our lords and masters (moderators) what they think is best.
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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - 2021
« Reply #7 on: 01/05/2021 09:38 am »
Tianzhou-2 to be launched after Tianhe-1 and before Shanzhou-12.

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - 2021
« Reply #8 on: 01/14/2021 08:03 pm »
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-01/14/c_139668142.htm
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BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The core module of China's planned space station has passed a factory review, along with the project's Tianzhou-2 cargo craft and the core module mission products of the space application systems, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said Thursday...

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - April 2021
« Reply #9 on: 01/20/2021 04:23 pm »
I received from a friend in China the following launch road map:
March 2021: CZ-5B Y2 - Tianhe core module
April 2021: CZ-7 Y3 - Tianzhou-2
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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - April 2021
« Reply #10 on: 02/18/2021 12:47 pm »
Launch vehicle for the Tianzhou-2 logistic mission to Tiangong (Tianhe-1).

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 2021
« Reply #11 on: 04/09/2021 02:21 pm »
Belated scheduled launch update:
China launch schedule
2021


April 29 (?) - CZ-5B (Y2) - WSLC, LC101 - Tianhe-1
May April - CZ-7 (Y3) - WSLC, LC201 - TZ-2 Tianzhou-2

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #13 on: 04/12/2021 10:38 am »
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-04/12/c_139875378.htm

Chinese rocket for space station mission arrives at launch site
Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-12 17:40:03

WENCHANG, Hainan, April 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Long March-7 Y3 rocket, which will launch the cargo craft of China's space station, has arrived at its launch site in southern China's Hainan Province.

The rocket, alongside the Tianzhou-2 cargo craft that has already been transported to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, will be assembled and tested at the launch site, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on Monday.

The CMSEO said the facilities and equipment at the launch site are in good condition and preparations are being carried out as scheduled.

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #15 on: 04/29/2021 07:10 pm »
The launcher is the standard 4 booster config?

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #16 on: 04/29/2021 07:42 pm »
The launcher is the standard 4 booster config?
Yes.

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #17 on: 04/30/2021 03:22 pm »
The launcher is the standard 4 booster config?

That config will always be the default for Tianzhou missions. And maybe future Shenzhou flights once the Long March 2F is retired.
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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #18 on: 04/30/2021 03:25 pm »
The launcher is the standard 4 booster config?

That config will always be the default for Tianzhou missions. And maybe future Shenzhou flights once the Long March 2F is retired.
Has there been any indication when that retirement might occur?

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Re: Tianzhou-2 - CZ-7 - WSLC - May 12, 2021
« Reply #19 on: 04/30/2021 04:36 pm »
The launcher is the standard 4 booster config?

That config will always be the default for Tianzhou missions. And maybe future Shenzhou flights once the Long March 2F is retired.
Has there been any indication when that retirement might occur?
No reports yet, lasting time this was in the news is a sina citing a xinghua report that SZ-7 will be the last mission. Which is obviously not the case.

https://news.sina.cn/sa/2008-09-26/detail-ikftpnny4058344.d.html

So basically we don't know, probably not for a long time. If we start seeing CZ-7 start launching SZ spacecraft or the new spacecraft launched by CZ-5B becomes the new standard, then we know CZ-2F's days are numbered.

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