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Feng Yun-2D launch
« on: 10/22/2006 11:27 am »
China is going to launch a new meteorological satellite at the end of this year. See http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-10/22/content_5234521.htm  :)

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #1 on: 10/24/2006 03:04 am »
What happened to Feng Yun-2D?

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #2 on: 10/24/2006 04:00 am »
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Josheyman - 23/10/2006  9:47 PM

What happened to Feng Yun-2D?

You are right! The title is Feng Yun-2D not Feng Yun-2E (gremlins on my keyboard!!)

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2006 12:59 pm »
China will launch Feng Yun-2D in December 8! See: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-12/02/content_5422381.htm .

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #4 on: 12/02/2006 07:33 pm »
Busy busy December!

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #5 on: 12/02/2006 07:46 pm »
Only three launches worldwide in all of November.  Now three are planned for one day - 12/8/06.

Funny, isn't it, how China performed a launch on 9/9/06, the day of the STS-115 liftoff, and is now planning a launch on 12/8/06, the planned launch date for STS-116 (and for an Ariane 5, for that matter)?  What are the odds that two of the three space shuttle launches of 2006 would occur on the same days as two of the six Long March liftoffs of the year?

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #6 on: 12/04/2006 05:21 am »
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edkyle99 - 2/12/2006  2:29 PM

Only three launches worldwide in all of November.  Now three are planned for one day - 12/8/06.

Funny, isn't it, how China performed a launch on 9/9/06, the day of the STS-115 liftoff, and is now planning a launch on 12/8/06, the planned launch date for STS-116 (and for an Ariane 5, for that matter)?  What are the odds that two of the three space shuttle launches of 2006 would occur on the same days as two of the six Long March liftoffs of the year?

 - Ed Kyle

O.K., I'm probably going to butcher probability theory now, but here's a try at answering my own question.  

Assuming that three space shuttle launches and six Long March launches occur during the calendar year, that the launches are randomly distributed, and that no more than one shuttle or one Long March launch on a given day, the probability that one space shuttle and one Long March would launch on the same day once during the year is:

(3/365) x (6/365) = 0.00013511, or about 1 in 14,802

The probability that such an event would happen twice during the same year is

0.00013511 x 0.00013511 = 0.0000000182547, or about 1 in 219,122,230

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #7 on: 12/04/2006 08:44 pm »
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edkyle99 - 4/12/2006  12:04 AM

The probability that such an event would happen twice during the same year is

0.00013511 x 0.00013511 = 0.0000000182547, or about 1 in 219,122,230

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LOL!!! Ed this is good, very good!!!!! :)

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RE: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #8 on: 12/08/2006 04:43 am »

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #9 on: 12/08/2006 05:12 pm »
I have a video of launch, recorded from CCTV4 and CCTV9, I e-mail it to Chris

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #10 on: 12/08/2006 05:38 pm »
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yuri_doma - 8/12/2006  11:55 AM

I have a video of launch, recorded from CCTV4 and CCTV9, I e-mail it to Chris

Coool! Just waiting to see that one!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #11 on: 12/08/2006 06:06 pm »
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I have a video of launch, recorded from CCTV4 and CCTV9, I e-mail it to Chris

Thanks to Yuri!


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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #12 on: 12/09/2006 09:20 am »
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yuri_doma - 8/12/2006  8:55 PM

I have a video of launch, recorded from CCTV4 and CCTV9

Yuri, many thanks for wonderful videos!... :)

For those, who collect exact times, the launch was at 08:53:22.656 Beijing time (00:53:22.656 UTC), according to CCTV9 video report...

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #13 on: 07/02/2007 01:31 pm »

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #14 on: 07/03/2007 09:10 pm »
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yuri_doma - 8/12/2006  6:12 PM

I have a video of launch, recorded from CCTV4 and CCTV9, I e-mail it to Chris

Can these be accessed online? If so, where (for future launches).

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Re: Feng Yun-2D launch
« Reply #15 on: 07/06/2007 06:29 am »
Right now, several versions of ChinaSat 6B launch report are available through http://news.cctv.com/index.shtml . For example, http://news.cctv.com/china/20070706/100016.shtml is referenced from the picture of a lifting-off CZ-3B, and three others are available from that page.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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