Author Topic: CZ-8 maiden flight with XJY-7 - Wenchang - December 22, 2020 (04:37 UTC)  (Read 36570 times)

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LM-8 rocket at the pad a day ago:

According to CCTV's report during roll-out there are 5 satellites on board.

https://twitter.com/Longmarch13/status/1339894154424426497?s=20
« Last Edit: 12/19/2020 12:41 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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This NOTAM southwest of Bonero seems to be related to this launch and has a narrower window of 04:29 - 05:03 UTC:

A2908/20 NOTAMN
Q) WIIF/QRALW/IV/NBO/W/000/999/0046S10800E041
A) WIIF B) 2012200429 C) 2012200503
E) AEROSPACE FLIGHT ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE WI AREA AS FLW:
001254.00S1073338.00E - 001254.00S1082520.00E - 012259.00S1082520.00E
 -
012259.00S1073338.00E - 001254.00S1073338.00E
DRG THIS ACTIVITY ALL TFC INCOMING AND OUTGOING FM JAKARTA FIR TO
SINGAPORE FIR
ATS ROUTES/SEGMENTS AS MENTION BELOW ARE NOT AVBL:
- M774 NOT AVBL BTN KADAR AND TANUR VICE VERSA
- W23 NOT AVBL BTN PKP AND PNK VICE VERSA
RMK: ALL ACFT SHALL AVOID THIS AREA OR SUBJ ATC CLR
F) SFC G) UNL


NOTAM in yellow, NAVWAR B area in red
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Seems like there's some rumors of some kind of official launch coverage, details TBD. There has been quite a bit more open reports of the Long March 8 over the past days compared with, say, the Long March 7A so it might just happen.

Fan streaming are definitely going to happen as well - I'll update as T-0 approaches.
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Someone is streaming live views of the launchpad on Douyu: https://www.douyu.com/2181701
As usual I'll start a YouTube mirror for this feed when we get closer to liftoff.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2020 06:22 pm by airbus797 »

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Also:
A5354/20 - ACFT ENTERING JAKARTA FIR VIA ATS ROUTE M774 NOT AVBL DUE TO
AEROSPACE FLIGHT ACTIVITIES. FOR MORE INFO, REFER TO INDONESIA NOTAM
A2908/20. 20 DEC 04:29 2020 UNTIL 20 DEC 05:03 2020. CREATED: 19 DEC 11:57 2020

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Someone is streaming live views of the launchpad on Douyu: https://www.douyu.com/2181701
As usual I'll start a YouTube mirror for this feed when we get closer to liftoff.

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There are on-site reports that the launch has been scrubbed due to weather and a slip to NET December 22, though no official confirmation yet.
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15 minutes from opening of the window, CZ-8 is still buttoned up in its launch gantry. Definitely looks like a delay. 9ifly saying high altitude winds is the cause of the delay.

https://9ifly.spacety.com/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=92794&pid=788941

"It's time to be affected by the storm's peripheral loop. High-altitude wind... The ground wind is not very strong now: I'm Wenchang. Wenchang's windy weather was mainly affected by the storm. The usual wind is not very strong"
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This could be the reason for the delay

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This could be the reason for the delay.
High-altitude tropical cyclone outflow?
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New marine space closure notice comfirms the December 22 new date:

NAVAREA XI
NO.20-0494 Date:2020/12/21 01 UTC

SOUTH CHINA SEA.
ROCKET LAUNCHING. 220400Z TO 220700Z
DEC. AREAS BOUNDED BY
A. 10-18-34N 109-54-01E
11-12-21N 109-58-19E
11-09-48N 110-31-13E
10-16-00N 110-26-50E.
B. 01-20-06S 107-31-33E
00-13-17S 107-40-50E
00-19-58S 108-28-56E
01-26-47S 108-19-40E.
CANCEL THIS MSG 220800Z DEC.
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0439-0503 UTC


A2924/20 NOTAMN
Q) WIIF/QRALW/IV/NBO/W/000/999/0050S10801E048
A) WIIF B) 2012220439 C) 2012220503
E) AEROSPACE FLIGHT ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE WI AREA AS FLW:
001254.00S1073338.00E - 001254.00S1082520.00E - 012259.00S1082520.00E
 - 012259.00S1073338.00E - 001254.00S1073338.00E
DRG THIS ACTIVITY ALL TFC INCOMING AND OUTGOING FM JAKARTA FIR TO
SINGAPORE FIR
ATS ROUTES/SEGMENTS AS MENTION BELOW ARE NOT AVBL:
- M774 NOT AVBL BTN KADAR AND TANUR VICE VERSA
- W23 NOT AVBL BTN PKP AND PNK VICE VERSA
RMK: ALL ACFT SHALL AVOID THIS AREA OR SUBJ ATC CLR
F) SFC G) UNL
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Lower platforms have opened.
« Last Edit: 12/22/2020 01:14 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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