Author Topic: Shiyan 6, Jiading-1 et al. - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - November 19, 2018 (23:40 UTC)  (Read 6962 times)

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I'm still looking around Chinese social media but could not find anything.
Note that the mission duration can be longer if upper stage is used and official confirmation might not come until more than an hour from now.
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Still no news yet. Here's a prelaunch photo from Weibo that was posted on 9ifly.
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I believe this post on 9ifly is saying Launch success!

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=91482&extra=&from=portal&page=2

"Congratulations, the success of the Long March second Ding launch vehicle launch, will test the sixth satellite, as well as 4 carrying stars accurately into orbit! This is the NO. 292 launch of the Long March series of rockets.  It's the 41st launch of the Long March No. 2D Rocket!"
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Apparently launch was successful.
4 secondary payloads along with something called Shiyan 6.
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Apparently launch was successful.
4 secondary payloads along with something called Shiyan 6.

So we can speculate, based on this thread so far,  it's Shiyan 6 from CAST/DFH,  Jiading 1 from SPACEOK (OK wei hangtian keji YG, Shanghai).
Tianzhi 1 from the CAS Inst of Software and IMICAS (Shanghai Microsat Innovation or whatever they are called now) and two Tianfu sats from Guoxing Yuhang (ADA Space). But will be nice to get confirmation..
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Longer post on 9ifly. Seems that launch time was 23:40 UTC. Found the source at

http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/11-20/8680937.shtml

Beijing Jiuquan, November 20 (Li Shanfan) 7:40 on the November 20, China at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center with "one Arrow five stars" mode, with the Long March second Ding launch vehicle successfully will test sixth satellite and balance A star, B star, jiading One, software-defined satellite, such as 4 micro-NA satellite launched,

Satellites all enter the intended orbit. It is understood that the Test No. Sixth satellite is mainly used to carry out space environmental detection and related technical testing. Carrying the transmission of the balance A star, B star is mainly used for ground measurement and control equipment precision calibration; jiading one satellite developed by Shanghai Ouke Micro-Space Technology Co., Ltd., is the company's low-orbit commercial communications satellite constellation "Xiang Yun" the first star, software-defined satellite by the Chinese Academy of Sciences microsatellite Innovation Research Institute,

In the track mainly carried out Android platform ground software technology space transplant and open source satellite software research and development and other technical verification work. The "one Arrow Five Star" launch mission, is China's Long March series of launch vehicles for the NO. 292 time space flight. Finish
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Launch photo from 9ifly.
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This link from Oct 9 says Tianping-1 built by DFH Shenzhen.

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/thread-88774-1-1.html
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Tianzhi-1 launch mass is 27 kg.

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So, five (?) satellites:

- Shiyan Weixing-6
- Jiaping-1
- Tianzhi-1
- Tianping-1A
- Tianping-1B

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There seems to be a Tianping1.com web site.
http://www.tianping1.com/a/login
TP-1 sats based on Pina satellite platform
"   The TP-1A satellite provides [radar calibration target?], and the TP-1B provides calibration services for responsive control equipment." (yingda shi cekong, responsive measurement and control, 应答式测控,
whatever that means...)
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Tianzhi-1 was led by the Software of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the 771 Institute of Aerospace 9th Institute, the Optoelectronics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Xiguang Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences participated in the development.

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So, five (?) satellites:

- Shiyan Weixing-6
- Jiaping-1
- Tianzhi-1
- Tianping-1A
- Tianping-1B

Yup, 5 satellites: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/11-20/8680937.shtml
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Rui's article. I've linked to this thread, per the co-passengers.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/11/long-march-2d-jiading-1-mission/

More information now added.
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Success banner posted at 9ifly.
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Expected launch code: "01-98"

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Tianzhi-1 (天智一号, Heavenly Knowledge 1) "China's first software-defined satellite"

Source: http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2018/11-20/8681059.shtml
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