Author Topic: SaudiSAT-5A/B & others - CZ-2D - Jiuquan - December 7, 2018 (04:12 UTC)  (Read 5989 times)

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Spaceflightfans.cn is giving December 7 or 8 as the launch date for the SaudiSAT-5Aand B satellites.
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Three new small Tianyi sats to be launched in December.
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Apparently, the launch was delayed to December 9 (Local).

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Can some of our Chinese speaking friends help with this?

http://tech.ifeng.com/a/20181201/45242806_0.shtml

A satellite named Douyu-666?

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According to Spaceflightfans.cn, this launch will take place at 11:00 Local on December 7 (0300UTC).

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Sats on board:

SaudiSAT-5A
SaudiSAT-5B
Tianyi
Tianyi
Tianyi
National Star Aerospace sat
National Star Aerospace sat
LadyBird-1 to LadyBird-6

This mission will probably use the YZ-3 upper stage.
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CZ-2D on the 94 Launch Pad @ Jiuquan.

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Okay, sorry. First time seeing the launch pad.

That's *quite* the launch tower. Holy geez
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Here's the link to spaceflightfans.cn page.

http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/long-march-2d-rocket-launch-saudisat-5a-saudisat-5b-satellite-and-satellites?instance_id=2121

Some photos in link below.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2018/12/06/Saudi-Arabia-to-launch-two-sattellites-on-Friday-Dec-7.html

Saudi Arabia to launch two satellites on Friday Dec. 7
Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 6 December 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will launch two satellites for aerial surveying purposes on Friday.

The two satellites which are named “Saudi SAT 5A” and “Saudi SAT 5B” will be launched from China-based Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, according to Okaz newspaper.
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This link is saying there is going to be a live broadcast.

http://www.daralakhbar.com/articles/15008537-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%84-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%85%D9%84%D9%83%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%B7%D9%84%D9%82-%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%8B-%D9%82%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%86?sec=saudi&src=%D8%A3%D8%AE%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1+24

"The Kingdom tomorrow launches two industrial satellites, which are manufactured locally. and display the launch process in live broadcast"

"This comes under the slogan "Our Earth and Space " and within the vision of the Kingdom 2030, whose objectives include the localization of technology, the launch will be broadcast directly on news channels, the Saudi channel, the BBC , and the Arabic channel."
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Here's the link to the 9ifly thread. Attached are some photos from the thread.

http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-68540-10-1.html
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Here's the twitter account for KACST, which might be providing updates.

https://twitter.com/KACST

Here's a link to a livestream of SaudiTV. Not sure if they'll stream the launch, but probably worth checking.

http://www.shashatcom.sa/live/

KACST and SaudiNewsTV YouTube channels.

https://www.youtube.com/user/KacstTV/
https://www.youtube.com/user/SaudiNewsTV
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Here's the link to the 9ifly thread. Attached are some photos from the thread.

http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-68540-10-1.html

The lower picture shows EgyptSat-1 and SaudiSat-3 during launch preparations for launch on a Dnepr rocket

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Coverage has started.

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T-10 minutes.
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T-6 minutes. Not sure if we're going to see the launch.
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T-3 minutes.
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T-2 minutes. Livestream looks like its not happening.
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