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Long March 4C lofts latest Yaogan Weixing satellite


Confirming the rumors that have circulated over recent days, China has launched another new satellite in the military’s Yaogan Weixing series via the use of a Long March-4C…

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Chinese Long March 3B launches dual Beidou mission


China launched a new pair of navigation satellites in the move to advance the completion of the Phase III of its Beidou program. The launch took place at…

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Chinese Long March 4B conducts surprise Gaofen-8 launch


The Chinese have conducted another surprise launch on Friday with the launch of an Earth Observation System satellite called Gaofen-8. The launch took place at 06:22 UTC via…

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Long March 3C in secretive launch with new Upper Stage


The Chinese opened their 2015 campaign with the launch of a Long March 3C with the first of a new generation of navigation satellites. The launch of what…

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China ends 2014 with Long March 3A launch of Fengyun-2G


The Chinese have closed out 2014 with the launch of the Fengyun-2G (Fengyun-2-8) geostationary meteorological satellite using a Long March 3A (Chang Zheng 3A) rocket. The launch took…

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Chinese Long March 4B launches Yaogan Weixing-26


The Chinese launched another satellite on the Yaogan Weixing series on Saturday. Launch of Yaogan Weixing-26 took place at 03:22 UTC using a Long March-4B launch vehicle from…

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Long March 4C lofts Yaogan Weixing-25 mission


The Chinese successfully launched the Yaogan Weixing-25 mission – consisting of three satellites – from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Wednesday. The launch took place from the…

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200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4 for Brazil


The fifth cooperative mission between China and Brazil was launched at 03:26UTC on Sunday. In what was a milestone 200th launch for the Chinese rocket fleet, the CBERS-4…

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China launches Kuaizhou-2 in second launch within 24 hours


The Chinese have launched their second mission in the space of 24 hours, with the orbiting of the Kuaizhou-2 natural disaster monitoring satellite. Launch took place at 06:37…

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Long March 2D lofts Yaogan Weixing-24 for China


The Chinese have launched yet another spy satellite, this time via a Long March 2D rocket. The launch of Yaogan Weixing-24 “remote sensing” satellite comes just six days…

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Long March 2C conducts surprise Yaogan-23 launch


The Chinese have conducted another surprise launch, once again with a new satellite in the Yaogan Weixing series. Yaogan-23 was launched at 18:53 UTC on Friday, utilizing the…

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ATV-5 helps ISS dodge Chinese space debris


Europe’s ATV-5 cargo ship helped ‘shove’ the International Space Station (ISS) out of the path of a piece of space debris this week. The Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM)…

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Chinese Long March 2C launches final Shijian-11 satellite


The Chinese have launched what appears to be the final satellite of the Shijian-11 series. Shijian 11-08 was launched at 06:59UTC on October 27, 2014, using a Long…

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China launches lunar sample return test mission


The Chinese have launched the third phase of its lunar exploration program on Thursday. Launch of the Chang’e-5-T1 mission took place at 1800UTC, utilizing a Long March-3C/G2 launch…

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China lofts Yaogan-22 via Long March 4C rocket


The Chinese have launched another new satellite in the military’s Yaogan Weixing series via the use of a Long March-4C (Chang Zheng-4C) rocket. The mission began with lift off…

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China launches another secretive Shijian-11 mission


The Chinese have orbited a new satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday. Utilizing their Long March 2C (Chang Zheng 2C) launch vehicle, the mission involved…

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Long March 4B lofts Yaogan-21 in surprise launch


The Chinese have conducted another surprise launch, this time with the Long March 4B rocket reported to have lofted a new satellite in the Yaogan Weixing series. The…

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Chinese Long March 2D lofts satellite duo


The Chinese have launched a Long March 2D rocket on Thursday morning, lofting the Chuangxin 1-04 and the experimental Ling Qiao satellites into orbit. Launch occurred at 00:15 UTC…

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Chinese Long March 4B launches Gaofen-2 and BRITE-PL-2


China’s return to launch action continued with the Tuesday launch of a new high-resolution observation satellite. The Gaofen-2 (GF-2) was launched at 03:15 UTC by a Long March-4B…

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China returns to action with Yaogan Weixing-20 mission


Closing a four month gap since the previous orbital launch, China successfully launched the Yaogan Weixing-20 mission from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Launch took place on Saturday…