Author Topic: FAILURE: Weilai-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - October 27, 2018 (08:00 UTC)  (Read 11017 times)

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Landspace, a private Chinese space company, will launch its solid propellant rocket Zhuque-1 (ZQ-1) by the end of 2018, making it the country’s first private carrier to enter into orbit.

Carrying a small satellite, the rocket will be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, the Beijing-based rocket maker said on Thursday.

"If the launch mission can go well, the ZQ-1 will become China's first private carrier rocket that can send satellites into space," said Zhang Changwu, Landspace's CEO.

The 19-metre-long rocket has a 1.35-metre diameter, a takeoff weight of 27 tonnes and thrust of 45 tonnes. It is flexible, cost-efficient and has been designed using mature technology.

"After nine months of development, the rocket completed the final assembly on Monday and entered the launching phase, showing that the company is capable of making rockets," Zhang said.

The satellite onboard the rocket, which will be known as Future, is scheduled to stay in orbit for two years. Further, the plan is for it to carry out a series of science experiments and remote sensing duties for China Central Television.

ZQ is short for Zhuque (or Vermilion Bird). It is one of the four spirits in ancient Chinese mythology and has a chicken’s head, swallow’s chin, snake’s neck and fish’s tail. It is also referred to as the God of the South and represents fire, given its close association with the Western phoenix.

The company also plans to launch ZQ-2, a liquid-fuelled rocket, in 2020.

China has more than 60 private companies involved in the commercial space industry, all of which are fighting for market share.
https://gbtimes.com/first-chinese-private-sector-commercial-rocket-set-for-2018-orbit
« Last Edit: 10/27/2018 09:18 PM by input~2 »
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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Q4 2018
« Reply #1 on: 08/25/2018 12:03 PM »
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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Q4 2018
« Reply #2 on: 08/25/2018 03:45 PM »
Zhuque-1 taking shape

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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Q4 2018
« Reply #3 on: 08/26/2018 07:35 AM »
Could ZQ-1 be an adaption of the DF-26? Reports have this at 1.4 m diameter, close to the 1.35 m diameter of ZQ-1.

https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/dong-feng-26-df-26/
« Last Edit: 08/26/2018 07:38 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 08/26/2018 07:56 AM »
According to Spaceflightfans.cn, Future-1 will be launched on Oct 14, 2018
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=45545.msg1850398#msg1850398
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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 08/26/2018 06:27 PM »

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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 08/28/2018 05:53 AM »
The DF-26 is a longer version of the DF-21, which looks to be too short for ZQ-1.
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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 08/29/2018 05:00 PM »
LandSpace ZQ-1 rocket getting ready for launch

headquarter Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province
assembly in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province
launch Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province
Zhang Changwu (CEO LandSpace): launch "in the next two months"
payload - a small satellite called “Future”

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Re: CCTV Future-1 - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 08/29/2018 05:11 PM »
Landspace, a private Chinese space company, will launch its solid propellant rocket Zhuque-1 (ZQ-1) by the end of 2018, making it the country’s first private carrier to enter into orbit.

Carrying a small satellite, the rocket will be launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, the Beijing-based rocket maker said on Thursday.

"If the launch mission can go well, the ZQ-1 will become China's first private carrier rocket that can send satellites into space," said Zhang Changwu, Landspace's CEO.

The 19-metre-long rocket has a 1.35-metre diameter, a takeoff weight of 27 tonnes and thrust of 45 tonnes. It is flexible, cost-efficient and has been designed using mature technology.

"After nine months of development, the rocket completed the final assembly on Monday and entered the launching phase, showing that the company is capable of making rockets," Zhang said.

The satellite onboard the rocket, which will be known as Future, is scheduled to stay in orbit for two years. Further, the plan is for it to carry out a series of science experiments and remote sensing duties for China Central Television.

ZQ is short for Zhuque (or Vermilion Bird). It is one of the four spirits in ancient Chinese mythology and has a chicken’s head, swallow’s chin, snake’s neck and fish’s tail. It is also referred to as the God of the South and represents fire, given its close association with the Western phoenix.

The company also plans to launch ZQ-2, a liquid-fuelled rocket, in 2020.

China has more than 60 private companies involved in the commercial space industry, all of which are fighting for market share.
https://gbtimes.com/first-chinese-private-sector-commercial-rocket-set-for-2018-orbit
Google transliteration of “未来号”卫星 from http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/landspace-zhuque-1-rocket-first-launch-test
“未来号”卫星 is “Wèilái hào” wèixīng with "Wèilái hào" meaning Future, so Future Satellite for CCTV.

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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 09/27/2018 12:48 PM »
The Zhuque-1 launch vehicle was sent to Jiuquan today.

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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - Oct 14, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 10/01/2018 11:26 PM »
Launch date is October 27, as anounced by the company at the IAC 2018 in Bremen yesterday.

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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - October 27, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 10/25/2018 03:19 PM »
Does anyone has access to the LandSpace Internet site?

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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - October 27, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 10/25/2018 04:50 PM »
Does anyone has access to the LandSpace Internet site?
Only to landspace.com, landspacetech.com is down.

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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - October 27, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 10/26/2018 05:11 AM »
Someone on Spaceflightfans.cn is saying the launch window is 10:27-16:57. That is presumable local time, which translates to 2:27-8:57 UTC.

http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/landspace-zhuque-1-rocket-first-launch-test?instance_id=1921

"樱花咒 [广西壮族自治区南宁市网友]
10月27日10:27一16:57择机发射。"

"Sakura Curse [Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region]
On October 27th, 10:27-16:57 chose to launch."

Here's the 9ifly thread. Couldn't find any launch times there. About the only thing they are saying is that there are no NOTAMs.

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/thread-89028-11-1.html
« Last Edit: 10/26/2018 05:13 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Someone on Spaceflightfans.cn is saying the launch window is 10:27-16:57. That is presumable local time, which translates to 2:27-8:57 UTC.

http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/landspace-zhuque-1-rocket-first-launch-test?instance_id=1921

"樱花咒 [广西壮族自治区南宁市网友]
10月27日10:27一16:57择机发射。"

"Sakura Curse [Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region]
On October 27th, 10:27-16:57 chose to launch."

Here's the 9ifly thread. Couldn't find any launch times there. About the only thing they are saying is that there are no NOTAMs.

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/thread-89028-11-1.html

What I can say is that a search for air space closure notices related to this turned up nothing and LandSpace is silent.  ::)
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Re: Weilai-1 (Future-1) - ZhuQue-1 - JSLC - October 27, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 10/26/2018 11:06 PM »
Launch window now reported to be Oct. 27 - 04:30 - 15:59 UTC

Source: https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/zhuque-1-weilai-1-future-1-1633

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Launch window now reported to be Oct. 27 - 04:30 - 15:59 UTC

Source: https://spacelaunchnow.me/launch/zhuque-1-weilai-1-future-1-1633

This is merely copying the rumor that "launch is after 04:30 UTC" and still keeping the launch time within Oct. 27 LT.  :P

I have seen nothing new since my last post.
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