Posts Tagged ‘china’

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Shijian-10 successfully completes return to Earth


Following in the steps of the Shijian-8 mission in 2006, China has successfully completed the Shijian-10 recoverable satellite mission. The launch of Shijian-10 took place at 17:38 UTC on…

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China opens 2016 campaign with Long March 3B launch of Belintersat-1


The Chinese have conducted their first orbital launch of 2016 with the lofting of a new communications satellite for Belarus. Belintersat-1 was launched at 16:57 UTC on Friday…

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China launches Yaogan Weixing-28 via Long March 4B


The Chinese launched another satellite on the Yaogan Weixing series on Sunday. Launch of Yaogan Weixing-28 took place at 07:06 UTC using a Long March-4B launch vehicle from…

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Long March 2D lofts latest Tianhui-1 satellite


China has conducted the launch of the latest Tianhui-1 satellite, believed to be the third in the range following on from a previous launch in 2012. The launch…

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China launches Jilin-1 mission via Long March 2D


China launched four satellites to provide photographs to commercial clients while helping with harvest assessment, geological disaster prevention and resource surveys. The launch of the Jilin-1 mission took…

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China conducts debut launch of Long March 6


China initiated a new era in its space exploration with the debut of a new family of launch vehicle. The first Long March-6 (Chang Zheng-6) rocket was successfully…

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China lofts Gaofen 9 via Long March 2D


The second of possibly five orbital launches by China in September, took place at 04:45 UTC on Monday with the launch of another “remote sensing” satellite from the…

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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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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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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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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…

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China opens 2014 campaign with secretive satellite launch


The Chinese finally opened their 2014 campaign with the launch of a Shijian-11 class satellite. A Chang Zheng 2C (Long March 2C) rocket lofted a mysterious satellite – understood to be…

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China’s Chang’e-3 and Jade Rabbit duo land on the Moon


China’s Chang’e-3 and the lunar rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) have landed on the lunar surface at 1:11 pm UTC on Saturday. The duo were launched by a Long…