Author Topic: BeiDou-3 MEO-5 & MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 29, 2018 (01:48 UTC)  (Read 8250 times)

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Continued BeiDou launch with dual-MEO.
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - May 2018
« Reply #1 on: 03/31/2018 09:28 PM »
Likely this launch will be in early May.

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - May 2018
« Reply #2 on: 04/17/2018 08:51 PM »
Is this possible in April?

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - May 2018
« Reply #3 on: 04/17/2018 09:15 PM »
Is this possible in April?
spaceflightfans.cn says "April" now !

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - May 2018
« Reply #4 on: 04/19/2018 10:07 AM »
Is this possible in April?
spaceflightfans.cn says "April" now !
Moved to June

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - May 2018
« Reply #5 on: 05/04/2018 01:47 AM »
Is this possible in April?
spaceflightfans.cn says "April" now !
Moved to June
If launch is in June, will it be before or after Fengyun-2H?
(Open question; realize that an answer may not yet be available.)
« Last Edit: 05/04/2018 01:57 AM by zubenelgenubi »
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Per insider reports (on site!) this launch will be on June 20 at "around noon local time" (early morning GMT).

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - June 20, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 06/11/2018 08:01 PM »
Per insider reports (on site!) this launch will be on June 20 at "around noon local time" (early morning GMT).

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Launch time to the Plane B is ~20:20 UT (eventually Plane C ~04:18 UT).
« Last Edit: 06/11/2018 08:13 PM by VR2 »

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - June 20, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 06/12/2018 12:26 AM »
This may not be the next Xichang launch, after all?

Cross-post, my bold:
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-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3C/YZ-1 - XSLC - June 20, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 06/15/2018 04:51 AM »
Perhaps this will be the next Xichang launch after all, on June 23?

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
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Perhaps this will be the next Xichang launch after all, on June 23?

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

Xinhua just posted an article that omce and for all confirmed that the June 23 one......is NOT this launch. Stay tuned.  :-X
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - Q3?, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 07/16/2018 10:37 AM »
9ifly Chinese space forum is giving July 25 as the launch date for this mission.

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 25, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 07/17/2018 05:13 AM »
If so, that will make three launches in one day with VA244 and Iridium 7.
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - Q3?, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 07/20/2018 04:40 PM »
9ifly Chinese space forum is giving July 25 as the launch date for this mission.

Are there any clues, like a probable orbital plane destination, that would give a clue as to an approximate launch window?

Per insider reports (on site!) this launch will be on June 20 at "around noon local time" (early morning GMT).

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Launch time to the Plane B is ~20:20 UT (eventually Plane C ~04:18 UT).

Are the orbital planes destinations and the approximate launch times given earlier in this thread still accurate (or still the best guesses)?
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 25, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 07/23/2018 11:58 AM »
From 9ifly Chinese space forum...

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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 25, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 07/23/2018 12:21 PM »
Spaceflightfans.cn is giving July 28 (TBC) as the launch date for this mission.

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Spaceflightfans.cn is giving July 28 (TBC) as the launch date for this mission.

They are now stating July 29 and 9ifly now shows July 28-30 too.
The launch should be close anyway as the YW-3 tracking ship is now at sea again after stopping over at Davao, Philippines for quite a few days. Previous BDS MEO launches uses one ship near Indonesia (Molucca Sea).
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 29, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 07/25/2018 12:49 PM »
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Re: BeiDou-3 MEO-5&MEO-6 - CZ-3B/YZ-1 - XSLC - July 25, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 07/25/2018 07:02 PM »
From 9ifly Chinese space forum...
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Is this LC2?
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Looks like LC3. Compare with attached photo of Yaogan 30 Group 4 launch.

Source: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/long-march-2c-yaogan-weixing-30-4/