Author Topic: 3 x WHJS - CZ-2C/YZ-1S - Jiuquan - December 30, 2023 (00:13 UTC)  (Read 8934 times)

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Re: ? - CZ-2C/YZ-1S? - Jiuquan - December 30, 2023 (~00:10 UTC)
« Reply #20 on: 12/27/2023 11:42 am »
This one might be on December 30 if there is no new NOTAM from China for CZ-2C on December 31 tomorroe.

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OK after reviewing drop zones for previous CZ-2C/YZ-1S launches...I think I'll have to agree that this looks more likely to me than the other LV choices. The distance downrange doesn't look too far away from e.g. the 20 May 2022 launch, and this article below DOES mention "3 launches in a row for the CZ-2C team at Jiuquan late this year", and 2 only happened so far (November 16/HY-3A, December 4/MisrSat-2).

航天科技集团长二丙火箭试验队冲刺年终任务侧记
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Side notes on the year-end mission of the Aerospace Science and Technology Group Chang-II C rocket test team

Entering November, the Chang 2-C rocket test team began to "accelerate". According to the plan, the test team will complete three consecutive space missions at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center before the end of the year.

November 16th is the 66th anniversary of the establishment of the First Institute of Aerospace Science and Technology Group. At noon that day, good news came from the front that the Long March 2C carrier rocket was successfully launched, and the "three consecutive launches" were successful.

On December 4, the Long March-2C carrier rocket launched the Egypt-2 satellite and the Xingchi-1 A/B satellite into the predetermined orbit in a "three-star with one stone" manner, successfully completing the 499th launch of the Long March series of carrier rockets. emission.
Ther were two launches on November 16 and December 4, there is another CZ-2C from Jiuquan, guess it might be December 23.

The only thing is that I now think this might be launching another of those SatNet prototype satellites - the launch azimuth seems to be pointing towards a 53° LEO, which is inhabited by - among other things - the largest batches of Starlink satellites (Group 1/4/7).
« Last Edit: 12/27/2023 05:48 pm by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Re: ? - CZ-2C/YZ-1S? - Jiuquan - December 30, 2023 (~00:10 UTC)
« Reply #22 on: 12/30/2023 12:07 am »
Launched!?

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Successful!

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This patch features the same satellites as the July 9th launch's one :

https://weibo.com/5386897742/N96fQ9XKR
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At 19:00 on July 9, the Long March 2C/Yuanzheng 1S carrier rocket ignited and took off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, and then successfully sent the satellite Internet technology test satellite into the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success.
The Weixing Hulianwang Jishu Shiyan (卫星互联网技术试验卫星) is luanched by CZ-2C/YZ-1S.
« Last Edit: 12/30/2023 01:19 am by Bean Kenobi »

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Any word on the serial number for this vehicle?
Launches Seen: Atlas V OA-7, Falcon 9 Starlink 6-4, Falcon 9 CRS-28,

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3 objects found, is this 2 satellites + upper stage or 3 satellites I wonder?

2023-212A/58691 in 931 x 941 km x 50.00°
2023-212B/58692 in 930 x 937 km x 50.00°
2023-212C/58693 in 930 x 940 km x 50.00°
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3 objects found, is this 2 satellites + upper stage or 3 satellites I wonder?

2023-212A/58691 in 931 x 941 km x 50.00°
2023-212B/58692 in 930 x 937 km x 50.00°
2023-212C/58693 in 930 x 940 km x 50.00°
3 stars on the patch...
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Any word on the serial number for this vehicle?
Chinese Wikipedia writes Y55
YZ 1S Y10
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ORIGINATOR    "18 SPCS"
OBJECT_ID    "2023-212A"
EPOCH    "2023-12-30T05:03:52.454592"
INCLINATION    "49.9994"
RA_OF_ASC_NODE    "68.1728"
ARG_OF_PERICENTER    "305.4232"
MEAN_ANOMALY    "96.7287"
NORAD_CAT_ID    "58691"
PERIOD    "103.751"
APOAPSIS    "941.174"
PERIAPSIS    "930.570"

OBJECT_ID    "2023-212B"
EPOCH    "2023-12-30T05:03:45.958176"
INCLINATION    "49.9975"
RA_OF_ASC_NODE    "68.1716"
ARG_OF_PERICENTER    "283.0662"
MEAN_ANOMALY    "119.1395"
NORAD_CAT_ID    "58692"
PERIOD    "103.697"
APOAPSIS    "936.762"
PERIAPSIS    "929.851"
   
OBJECT_ID    "2023-212C"
EPOCH    "2023-12-30T05:03:05.414112"
INCLINATION    "49.9994"
RA_OF_ASC_NODE    "68.1759"
ARG_OF_PERICENTER    "285.3817"
MEAN_ANOMALY    "114.2399"
NORAD_CAT_ID    "58693"
PERIOD    "103.727"
APOAPSIS    "939.785"
PERIAPSIS    "929.684"

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中国科学院微小卫星创新研究院2024年新年贺词
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2024 New Year's message from the Microsatellite Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

This year, we jointly wrote the glory and dreams on the road to Kaige. The Qilu-2 and 3 satellites were sent to the sky, the five-star Hede 3 was successfully put into orbit, the satellite Internet technology test satellite was successfully launched, and the four 9-satellite launch missions were successfully completed; the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Key Laboratory of Satellite Digital Technology was approved to be established; Lingang The construction of the second phase of the production line is beginning to take shape; new achievements have been achieved in task striving, breakthroughs in key core technologies, basic research and talent team building.
All 9 (3 + 2 + 1 + 3) Sats in 4 launchs are the same Hulianwang Jishu Shiyan (卫星互联网技术试验卫星) from MIICAS.
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中国科学院微小卫星创新研究院2024年新年贺词
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2024 New Year's message from the Microsatellite Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

This year, we jointly wrote the glory and dreams on the road to Kaige. The Qilu-2 and 3 satellites were sent to the sky, the five-star Hede 3 was successfully put into orbit, the satellite Internet technology test satellite was successfully launched, and the four 9-satellite launch missions were successfully completed; the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Key Laboratory of Satellite Digital Technology was approved to be established; Lingang The construction of the second phase of the production line is beginning to take shape; new achievements have been achieved in task striving, breakthroughs in key core technologies, basic research and talent team building.
All 9 (3 + 2 + 1 + 3) Sats in 4 launchs are the same Hulianwang Jishu Shiyan (卫星互联网技术试验卫星) from MIICAS.
My understanding is different. Total of four launches with nine satelites: 1 x 2 Qilu, 1 x 5 Hede, 2 x 1 WHJSW.
Of all nine WHJSW, five are frem CAST, two are from SAST and two from MII CAS.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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中国科学院微小卫星创新研究院2024年新年贺词
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2024 New Year's message from the Microsatellite Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

This year, we jointly wrote the glory and dreams on the road to Kaige. The Qilu-2 and 3 satellites were sent to the sky, the five-star Hede 3 was successfully put into orbit, the satellite Internet technology test satellite was successfully launched, and the four 9-satellite launch missions were successfully completed; the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Key Laboratory of Satellite Digital Technology was approved to be established; Lingang The construction of the second phase of the production line is beginning to take shape; new achievements have been achieved in task striving, breakthroughs in key core technologies, basic research and talent team building.
All 9 (3 + 2 + 1 + 3) Sats in 4 launchs are the same Hulianwang Jishu Shiyan (卫星互联网技术试验卫星) from MIICAS.
My understanding is different. Total of four launches with nine satelites: 1 x 2 Qilu, 1 x 5 Hede, 2 x 1 WHJSW.
Of all nine WHJSW, five are frem CAST, two are from SAST and two from MII CAS.
If you can read Chinese, you will find in "齐鲁二号三号卫星问天,和德三号五星成功入轨、卫星互联网技术试验卫星连战连捷,4次9星发射任务圆满完成;", the "齐鲁二号三号卫星问天" Qilu-2/3 is 1st task,  "和德三号五星成功入轨" Hede-3 x 5 is 2nd task, and 4 times 9 sats is 3rd task!

Then you can find three sats of WHJS are built by MIICAS from article as below. 我国成功发射卫星互联网技术试验卫星
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my country successfully launches satellite Internet technology test satellite
At 18:00:04 on November 23, 2023, my country successfully launched the first batch of satellite Internet technology test satellites using the Long March 2D carrier rocket and Yuanzheng 3 upper stage at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, and the satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit. , the launch mission was a complete success.

The satellite Internet technology test satellite is developed by the Microsatellite Innovation Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai Microsatellite Engineering Center). The satellite development team keeps in mind the mission of serving the country through aerospace and making the country a powerful aerospace country, has the courage to take on responsibilities and overcome difficulties, fully develops the spirit of hard work and dedication, and devotes itself to the research and development work with a high sense of responsibility and mission, racing against time and overcoming all difficulties to ensure that the satellite leaves the factory as planned. The satellite launch mission was carried out with great care and attention to detail to ensure the successful completion of this launch mission.

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MII CAS added one satellite to their count on 23 Nov 2023 (96),
and another one on 06 Dec 2023 (97).
CAST was officially named the satellite desinger of the launches of 09 Jul 2023 and 30 Dec 2023.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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The number is Y73/Y17.

 

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