Author Topic: Jilin-1(04-06) - CZ-6 - TSLC - November 21, 2017 (04:50 UTC)  (Read 9283 times)

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Re: Jilin-1(04-06) - CZ-6 - TSLC - November 21, 2017
« Reply #20 on: 11/20/2017 02:30 AM »
We got confirmation (from a company which is sponsoring the whole imaging satellite constellation with naming rights, no less) that the launch is on time tomorrow.

Unfortunately the launch time is still unknown and (as with the first flight of the Long March 6) it doesn't look like there are any related air space closure notices for checking.  :-\
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Re: Jilin-1(04-06) - CZ-6 - TSLC - November 21, 2017
« Reply #21 on: 11/20/2017 07:05 AM »
9ifly announces lift off tomorrow at around 04:00 UTC

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For those who are wondering, there's nothing new to report right now. Also note that the rumor of launch time was "around midday" so it doesn't have to be exactly 04:00 UTC (e.g. the last 3 satellites of this constellation were launched at ~04:13 UTC).

In other news "the company which is sponsoring the whole imaging satellite constellation with naming rights" is apparently a health care products company, which in China are usually rather "shady" :ahem:.  :P
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Apparently launch has occurred at 04:50 UTC - I'm still waiting for official confirmation and outcome.
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Launch success has been officially confirmed: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3yUI4KevPxzo2PHspj79_A
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First photos:
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News article on Shanghai-made rocket:
http://shanghai.xinmin.cn/xmsq/2017/11/21/31335636.html

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A short video of the launch (attached).
source: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/932877669334622208

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China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-11/21/c_136768778.htm

TAIYUAN, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

The three satellites -- Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 -- carried cameras designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry.

It was the third launch of the Jilin-1 satellite family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd.

The system will be used for wide imaging, video imaging and multispectral imaging. Remote sensing data will serve administrations and commercial customers.

Tuesday's satellites were carried by a Long March-6 rocket, a new generation of China's liquid-fueled carrier rocket developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The launch is the second mission of the Long March-6 and the 255th flight carried out with the Long-March series of carrier rockets.

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Long March-6 launches three Jilin satellites

A Long March-6 carrier rocker launched three remote sensing satellites, Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, Shanxi Province, on 21 November 2017, at 04:50 UTC (12:50 local time).

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2017-074A    43022    OBJECT A                                 95.42mn    97.54    546km    532km
2017-074B    43023    OBJECT B                                 95.41mn    97.53    545km    532km
2017-074C    43024    OBJECT C                                 95.44mn    97.53    543km    536km
2017-074D    43025    ROCKET BODY    CZ-6 R/B        93.87mn    97.54    534km    394km

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