Author Topic: BeiDou-3 MEO-7 & MEO-8 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - January 11, 2018 (23:18 UTC)  (Read 10108 times)

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The second BeiDou-3 launch in 2017.
« Last Edit: 01/30/2018 07:12 PM by input~2 »

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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - December 2017
« Reply #2 on: 11/28/2017 06:47 PM »
Cross-post:
December 11 - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC2 - Alcomsat-1
[..]
December November (?) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO3; Beidou-3MEO4

November 27

If the Beidou launch is slipping into December, will Alcomsat be able to hold that date? I seem to recall the minimum pad turnaround at Xichang is 2-3 weeks, unless that has decreased in the last few years.

The rumors that I have seen put the BDS launch in late December, after Alcomsat.
« Last Edit: 12/14/2017 04:13 AM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - December 2017
« Reply #3 on: 12/14/2017 02:00 AM »
Cross-post:
December 11 - CZ-3B/G2 - XSLC, LC2 - Alcomsat-1
[..]
December November (?) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO3; Beidou-3MEO4

November 27

If the Beidou launch is slipping into December, will Alcomsat be able to hold that date? I seem to recall the minimum pad turnaround at Xichang is 2-3 weeks, unless that has decreased in the last few years.

The rumors that I have seen put the BDS launch in late December, after Alcomsat.

And:
China launches in 2017 (times in UTC)
<several snips>
09 - September 29 (04:21:05.318) - CZ-2C (Y29) - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-01 Yaogan Weixing-30-01A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (1A, 1B, 1C))
11 - November 5 (11:45:04.244) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 (Y46/Y4) - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO1 (Beidou-24); Beidou-3MEO2 (Beidou-25)
14 - November 24 (18:10:05.130) - CZ-2C (Y33) - XSLC, LC3 - Yaogan 30-02A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (2A, 2B, 2C))
16 - December 10 (16:40:04.230) - CZ-3B/G2 (Y40) - XSLC, LC2 - AlComSat-1

China launch schedule


2017

December 23 (04:03) (?) - CZ-2D - JSLC, LC43/603 - LKW-1 Ludikancha Weixing-2 (?)
December 25 / 28 - CZ-2D - TSLC, LC9 JSLC, LC43/603 - GJ-3 GaoJing-3, GJ-4 Gaojing-4
December - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO3; Beidou-3MEO4


December 8
December 9
December 10

Given no other information, such as a satellite or launch vehicle processing delay, can we therefore deduce that this launch could happen as early as December 24-31?

(Awaiting news to support--or not--the deduction.)
« Last Edit: 12/14/2017 04:13 AM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - December 2017
« Reply #4 on: 12/14/2017 08:39 AM »
I doubt that this launch will take place this year.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - December 2017
« Reply #5 on: 12/14/2017 03:36 PM »
I doubt that this launch will take place this year.
The launcher is already known to be at XSLC, but I agree. Chances are slim to fly it before the end of the year.

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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2018
« Reply #6 on: 12/26/2017 07:38 PM »
Given:
There are reports that the launch yesterday is SAST's last in 2017. This essentially confirms that the GJ-1 launch has (as expected) slipped into 2018 and (barring extreme low probabilities of a CZ-2C slipping into the queue at TSLC) leaves just the Xichang launch next week for 2017.

And it has been officially confirmed that the YG-30-03 launch is China's last one of 2017.

And given:
China launches in 2017 (times in UTC)
<several snip>
09 - September 29 (04:21:05.318) - CZ-2C (Y29) - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-01 Yaogan Weixing-30-01A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (1A, 1B, 1C))
11 - November 5 (11:45:04.244) - CZ-3B/YZ-1 (Y46/Y4) - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO1 (Beidou-24); Beidou-3MEO2 (Beidou-25)
14 - November 24 (18:10:05.130) - CZ-2C (Y33) - XSLC, LC3 - Yaogan 30-02A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (2A, 2B, 2C))
16 - December 10 (16:40:04.230) - CZ-3B/G2 (Y40) - XSLC, LC2 - AlComSat-1
18 - December 25 (19:42:05.269) - CZ-2C - XSLC, LC3 - YG-30-03 Yaogan Weixing-30-03A, B, C (CX-5 Changxin-5 (3A, 3B, 3C))

China launch schedule


2017

No more launches schedule for 2017!

2018
<snip>
January - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC, LC2 - Beidou-3MEO3; Beidou-3MEO4
<snip>

December 25

Given no other information, such as a satellite or launch vehicle processing delay, can we therefore deduce that this launch could happen as early as January 8-15?

(Again, awaiting news to support--or not--the deduction.)
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Re: BeiDou-3 M3&M4 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - 2018
« Reply #7 on: 01/04/2018 05:19 PM »
This launch will possibly take place on January 13.
« Last Edit: 01/04/2018 05:19 PM by Satori »

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NOTAMs for this one are out as well:

A0040/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N180540E1115053-N184350E1111900-N181640E1104331-N173836E1111528 BACK TO START.VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 11 JAN 22:55 2018 UNTIL 11 JAN 23:34 2018. CREATED: 05 JAN 12:53 2018
« Last Edit: 01/05/2018 02:17 PM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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BTW, these two CAS built satellites might not be called "M3 & M4" - there's a TV news report after last November's BDS launch interviewing the satellite production facility in Shanghai, and the two satellites about to be shipped back then was marked as "M7 & M8". Perhaps the satellite numbers were issued in blocks.... (come on BDS office, tell us which is which!  >:()
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It will be interesting to see whether launch mission codename is 07-82!

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BTW, these two CAS built satellites might not be called "M3 & M4" - there's a TV news report after last November's BDS launch interviewing the satellite production facility in Shanghai, and the two satellites about to be shipped back then was marked as "M7 & M8". Perhaps the satellite numbers were issued in blocks.... (come on BDS office, tell us which is which!  >:( )
As the first pair was known as MEO-1/MEO-2 on official video (reference), I propose to call this one MEO-3/MEO-4 to be consistent
« Last Edit: 01/05/2018 07:56 PM by input~2 »

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Here's the evacuation notice at the 1st stage drop zone (Tiandeng county, Guangxi) that confirms the launch is still on (and that the launch code is 07-82). Launch time is "7:10-ish am" = 23:10-ish UTC.

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Scanning for updates about this launch!!

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Scanning for updates about this launch!!

Nothing yet found here.....but it's early morning in China and I expect college students to rush out of their dorms when that happens  ;) (which happened in a previous launch out of Xichang).
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Launch should be happening about now.
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Looks like launch will take place at 23:18UTC.

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Looks like launch will take place at 23:18UTC.

That should be now!
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Looks like launch took place!!!