[FPSPACE] China's Shenzhou VIII launch
rmcsbarbosa at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 06:01:20 EDT 2011
This is not the CZ-2F/H, much probably is the CZ-2F/G. The designation
CZ-2F/H is no longer used and is now the CZ-7.
Rui C. Barbosa
Braga - Portugal
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Edwin Cameron <nodin at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> The local news just aired a short clip of the Shenzhou 8 launch. Launch
> tower clearnce seemed to take a long time. It appared to me that lift-off
> acceleration relative to gravity was very low, perhaps indicating that the
> payload was near or at the maximum capability of the Long March-2F/H. If
> the video clip was played at a real time playback rate, not slow motion,
> the ratio looked to be on the order of 1.2 or lower. Anyone know the
> lift-off thrust to mass ratio?
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