Author Topic: CFOSAT & 7 minisats - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:43 UTC)  (Read 10361 times)

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The long delayed CFOSAT will be launched in Q3, 2018
An article appearing in Digitaljournal.com yesterday about CFOSAT.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/first-joint-france-china-satellite-to-study-oceans/article/505587

"France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.

The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography Satellite), is due to be launched next year by China and will primarily be used to study wind and ocean wave patterns." (para 1 and 2)

The satellite will be placed into Earth's orbit in the second half of 2018 by a rocket from China's "Long March" programme. The project is scheduled to last three years." (last paragraph)


First Sino-French satellite joint venture. Has France and China collaborated in other spaceflight related joint venture before?
« Last Edit: 10/29/2018 07:37 am by input~2 »
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 10/23/2017 01:52 pm »
One of the two payloads, the SCAT(Scatterometer) manufactured by CAS has began testing
http://www.nssc.ac.cn/xwdt2015/xwsd2015/201710/t20171022_4876013.html
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 10/23/2017 01:57 pm »
The whole satellite is undergoing various testing at Beijing AIT center
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/yIZujhI1ZiikXtu0So5z7g

The attachment was from Chinaspaceflight
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 10/24/2017 05:41 am »
Where did the Q3 launch date come from? The article says launch is in the second half of 2018.
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 10/24/2017 01:05 pm »
Where did the Q3 launch date come from? The article says launch is in the second half of 2018.
Came from the Chinaspaceflight.com schedule
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - Q3, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 03/31/2018 02:05 pm »
http://russian.news.cn/2018-03/31/c_137079263.htm
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Beijing, March 31 /Xinhua / -- developed by China and France Oceanographic satellite for ocean observations /China-France Oceanography Satellite, CFOSAT/ will be launched in September this year, the Chinese missile technology research Institute reported /CALT/.
CFOSAT will be launched into space on Board of the carrier rocket "Changzheng-2C" /lot a/, developed by CALT.
It is the first satellite jointly developed by China and France. He will observe the wind and waves on the surface of the ocean, and the data transmitted to them will be used by scientists from the two countries.
The satellite will contribute to the further development of technological cooperation between China and France. According to CALT, it is also called upon to contribute to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement.

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 07/30/2018 02:30 pm »
Launch schedule for October 29, 2018.

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 09/22/2018 04:40 pm »
Launch schedule for October 29, 2018.

From eoPortal Directory, https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/c-missions/cfosat , given:
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Orbit: Sun-synchronous near-circular orbit, altitude of 519 km, inclination = 97º, LTDN (Local Time on Descending Node) = 7:00 hours, the revisit time is 13 days.

Can the approximate launch time be computed?
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 10/01/2018 11:22 pm »
According to the Spaceflightfans.cn Chinese launch schedule, several small sats will be launched together with the CFOSAT mission: Zhaojin-1 (TY1-03), Hongyan-1 and other Tianyi sats.

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 10/24/2018 12:31 pm »
Satellites on this mission:

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 10/24/2018 02:49 pm »
Satellites on this mission:

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin

If I understand correctly, Tiange-1 is a(gravitational wave) payload on the Zhaojin-1 sat.

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 10/24/2018 03:20 pm »
Satellites on this mission:

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin

If I understand correctly, Tiange-1 is a(gravitational wave) payload on the Zhaojin-1 sat.

Thank you for the correction!

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 10/24/2018 11:04 pm »
Satellites on this mission:

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin

What happened to Hongyan-1?
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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 10/25/2018 10:31 am »
Belarus University CubeSat CubeBel-1 (BSUSat-1) will be along for the ride, too, it seems.
http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?author=751

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 10/25/2018 11:28 am »
Satellites on this mission:

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin

What happened to Hongyan-1?

Ups! Forgot it!

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 10/25/2018 11:30 am »
So, updating the payloads in this mission...

CFOSAT 'Zhongfa Haiyangxue Weixing'
Zhaojin-1 ('Tongchuan-1')
Tiange-1
Xiaoxiang-1 (02)
Tianfuguoxing-1 (Xinghe)
Changshagaoxin
Hongyan-1
CubeBel-1 (BSUSat-1)

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Re: CFOSAT - CZ-2C - JSLC - October 29, 2018 (00:30 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 10/26/2018 05:33 am »
If I understand correctly, Tiange-1 is a (gravitational wave) payload on the Zhaojin-1 sat.

Does Tiange-1 eventually separate from Zhaojin-1? If not, then it shouldn't be listed as a separate payload in Satori's list.

Satori, you previously gave TY-1 03 as another name for Zhaojin-1. Perhaps you can add that name to your list.
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NOTAMs for this launch:

A4579/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N320917E0981954-N321845E0972651-N330101E0973717-N325128E0983044 BACK TO START.ALL ACFT ARE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 29 OCT 00:40 2018 UNTIL 29 OCT 01:08 2018. CREATED: 26 OCT 09:12 2018

A4578/18 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:N355258E0990216-N355703E0983930-N362046E0984558-N361639E0990850 BACK TO START.ALL ACFT ARE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 29 OCT 00:37 2018 UNTIL 29 OCT 00:57 2018. CREATED: 26 OCT 09:11 2018


Meanwhile, there's nothing for ZQ-1 which is supposed to launch tomorrow......
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