Author Topic: KL-Alpha (2x) - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 17, 2019 (10:00 UTC)  (Read 10828 times)

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KZ-1A (Y11) and KZ-1A (Y7) arrived at Jiuquan on October 14.

Apparently Y7 (scheduled for early November) will launch two satellites known as "KL-Alpha" into different orbits. Some say these are scientific research satellites (one claim is that they are gravitational measurement satellites so probably yet another China Academy of Sciences payload?).

Does anyone have more info on "KL-Alpha"?
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Re: KL-Alpha - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 2017
« Reply #1 on: 10/16/2019 10:01 am »
Launcher/mission patch...
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Re: KL-Alpha - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 2019
« Reply #2 on: 10/16/2019 10:16 am »
In the office of ExPace (ExPace Technology Corporation Ltd.), the nearest launches of Kuaizhou-1A / KZ-1A missiles with serial numbers Y7 and Y11 are planned.
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Re: KL-Alpha (2x) - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 4, 2019
« Reply #4 on: 10/31/2019 11:57 am »
Will the delay of the Y11 launch postpone this launch as well?
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The launch has been scrubbed for the day according to the broadcast.

Apparently this is due to some guidance related issue.
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Re: KL-Alpha (2x) - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 4, 2019
« Reply #5 on: 11/03/2019 11:43 am »
Will the delay of the Y11 launch postpone this launch as well?
Cross-post:
The launch has been scrubbed for the day according to the broadcast.

Apparently this is due to some guidance related issue.

Spaceflightfans.cn is saying that indeed was delayed.

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Re: KL-Alpha (2x) - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 2019
« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2019 04:04 pm »
Spaceflightsfan.cn is reporting that the launch is schedule for November 10 with the launch schedule for 09:30UTC.

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Re: KL-Alpha (2x) - KZ-1A (Y7) - JSLC - November 2019
« Reply #8 on: 11/05/2019 10:27 am »
According to spaceflightfans.cn the launch is tentatively schedule for November 27.

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A5806/19 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N394012E1001850-N394026E1001153-N395356E1001247-N395342E1001948 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA. GND - UNL, 17 NOV 09:52 2019 UNTIL 17 NOV 10:18 2019. CREATED: 15 NOV 09:07 2019

A5807/19 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY: N304016E0991948-N304117E0990719-N311901E0991124-N311800E0992356 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. ALL ACFT SHALL BE FORBIDDEN TO FLY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA. GND - UNL, 17 NOV 09:53 2019 UNTIL 17 NOV 10:22 2019. CREATED: 15 NOV 09:09 2019

These matches drop zones for KZ-1A and not CZ-2D which was rumored to be also launching around this timeframe.
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SFF page. Has launch at 16:00 local (08:00 UTC).

http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/kz-1a-rocket-launch-two-kl-%CE%B1-satellites?instance_id=2897

9ifly thread. Has launch at 18:00 local (10:00 UTC).

http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-91735-9-1.html
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So apparently "KL-Alpha" is short form for something like "Global Multimedia satellite system Phase Alpha" or something. (which makes me doubt the earlier linkage with the Chinese Academy of Sciences - maybe the operator is someone else?)
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Launch should be happening about now.
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Report that it has launched!

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http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=91735&pid=692928
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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Report that the launch was successful.

"On November 17, 2019, at 1800 hours, the Fast Boat One A carrier rocket carried the KL Alpha Twin Star successfully took off, and the current rocket's final stage in the first ignition, normal operation."

https://www.weibo.com/3279752321/IgEgpaEZt?type=comment#_rnd1573985939520
« Last Edit: 11/17/2019 09:21 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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