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BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2019
« on: 06/11/2017 10:05 pm »
G8 will replace BeiDou-2 G1 that launched in 2010.
« Last Edit: 07/31/2018 12:08 pm by Chris Bergin »

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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2018
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2017 07:20 pm »
Naturally this has been slipped into 2018.

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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2018
« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2018 08:20 pm »
Next launch from Xichang, perhaps on June 20?
Cross-post:
Note that it seems that while there is indeed a launch from Xichang on June 20 - the nature of the payload is now in doubt. Per two different insiders:
1. CAST makes the payloads for at least the next few launches out of Xichang.
2. The next launch from there isn't a 3rd generation BDS satellite launch nor a CZ-3B launch.

The obvious assumption is that the next might be launching BDS 2-I7 on a CZ-3A (CALT reported on May 31 that they are shipping a CZ-3A & CZ-3B in early June) - except that the launch process cycle would then seems to be too tight (<=19 days when the usual process is at least 24). So who knows, there might be something not yet known flying on June 20......  :-X

Another report: Contradictory to earlier reports, ChinaSat 6C isn't launching till next year.

EDIT: Local tour operators claim that this is a BDS launch from pad 3. Maybe the launch is for BDS-2 G8 (?) on a CZ-3C?
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2018
« Reply #3 on: 06/15/2018 02:55 pm »
Maybe not next?
EDIT 7/30: No, not next.

Cross-post:
Note that it seems that while there is indeed a launch from Xichang on June 20 - the nature of the payload is now in doubt. Per two different insiders:
1. CAST makes the payloads for at least the next few launches out of Xichang.
2. The next launch from there isn't a 3rd generation BDS satellite launch nor a CZ-3B launch.

The obvious assumption is that the next might be launching BDS 2-I7 on a CZ-3A (CALT reported on May 31 that they are shipping a CZ-3A & CZ-3B in early June) - except that the launch process cycle would then seems to be too tight (<=19 days when the usual process is at least 24). So who knows, there might be something not yet known flying on June 20......  :-X

Another report: Contradictory to earlier reports, ChinaSat 6C isn't launching till next year.

EDIT: Local tour operators claim that this is a BDS launch from pad 3. Maybe the launch is for BDS-2 G8 (?) on a CZ-3C?

In another twist it seems that the consensus has swayed back for this to be the next BDS 3rd generation satellites launch (M5&M6) - with a new launch date of June 23 at around noon local time.  :-X
« Last Edit: 07/30/2018 06:39 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2019
« Reply #4 on: 07/30/2018 06:38 pm »
Cross-post:

Not sure of the plans of geosynchronous satellites, but previous report only indicate 1 GEO satellite for launch this year anyway, with the rest in 2019-20.

9ifly Chinese space forum says 2G8 will be launched in 2019.
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2019
« Reply #5 on: 07/31/2018 12:09 pm »
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - January 2019
« Reply #6 on: 12/18/2018 07:15 pm »
Cross-post:
To clarify, this is the current situation at the original 3 Chinese launch sites:
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- The next launch [at Xichang after TJS-3] is apparently the last old generation BDS-2 replenishment navigation satellite still on the ground (BDS-2 G8? Or maybe -I8?), so January 2019 it is.
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« Last Edit: 12/18/2018 07:17 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - January 2019
« Reply #7 on: 01/03/2019 05:20 am »
Cross-post, clarification of launch timing and launch queue at Xichang:
9ifly reports that the next launch from Xichang is for a certain "ChinaSat 2D" around January 9th-ish, followed by BDS-2 G8 (late January?).

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« Last Edit: 01/03/2019 05:56 am by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: BeiDou-2 G8 - CZ-3C - XSLC - 2019
« Reply #8 on: 01/11/2019 02:02 am »
This should be the next launch from Xichang following the recent launch of Chinasat-2D.

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