Posts Tagged ‘china’

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China launch again – Long March 3A launches FengYun-2F


For their second launch of 2012, the Chinese have launched the FengYun-2F geostationary meteorological satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center using their Long March 3A (Chang Zheng-3A-Y22) rocket…

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China opens 2012 with ZiYuan-3 launch via Long March 4B


China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite on Monday at 03:17 UTC using the Long March 4B (Chang Zheng-4B -Y26) launch vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch…

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China in surprise launch of Long March 4B with ZiYuan-1


Despite an expected launch date of December 26, China launched their Long March 4B (Chang Zeng 4B) rocket at 03:26 GMT on Thursday from a wintry Taiyuan Satellite…

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Chinese Long March 3B/E launches NigComSat-1R


China launched another commercial satellite mission on Monday, when a Long March 3B/E (Chang Zheng-3B/E) lofted the NigComSat-1R on behalf of Nigeria from the Xixhang satellite Launch Center. The…

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Philatelic Cover Reveals the secret names of second Taikonaut team


The names of the military pilots selected in 2010 to form China’s second group of taikonauts - which have been a closely guarded secret for the last 18 months…

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China breaks record with Long March 3A launch of another BeiDou-2 satellite


A record breaking 16th successful launch of the year for China took place at 21:07 UTC on Thursday, when a Long March 3A (Chang Zheng-3A) launch vehicle orbited a…

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Long March 2D launches two research satellites for China


After the successful return of Shenzhou-8 on November 17, China entered on the final phase of its 2011 launch schedule with the launch of two research satellites, the…

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Long March 4B launches YaoGan Weixing-12 for China


China’s YaoGan Weixing-12 (YG-12) satellite – highly likely to be used for military purposes – has been launched into orbit by a CZ-4B Chang Zheng-4B (Long March 4B)…

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China successfully launches Shenzhou-8 via Long March 2F


The second part of the Chinese space docking trilogy has premiered with the successful launch of the unmanned Shenzhou-8 at 21:58 UTC on Monday. The launch took place…

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China build on global market with Long March 3B/E launch of Eutelsat-W3C


After the TG-1 TinGong-1 launch success, China took another step in the international satellite market with the successful launch of the European Eutelsat-W3C communications satellite on Thursday. The…

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China launches TianGong-1 to mark next human space flight milestone


After becoming the third nation to master the human spaceflight, China has made its next step in human space exploration with the launch of the unmanned space module…

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China return to flight with Long March 3B/E launch of ChinaSat-1A


China returned to flight with the launch of a military communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, exactly one month after the launch failure that destroyed the…

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China’s third launch in a week proves too much as Long March 2C fails


With an apparent urgency to complete an orbiting constellation, China launched another new satellite in the ShiJian-11 series, just three weeks after the launch of the previous ShiJian-11 mission….

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China’s surge continues with HaiYang-2A launch via Long March 4B


China has launched the first of a news series of oceanographic satellites, with the HaiYang-2A (HY-2A) launched at 22:57UTC on August 15. The launch was carried out by…

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China debuts partnership with Pakistan – Long March launches Paksat-1R


China has launched a domestic communications satellite for Pakistan’s SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) at 16:15UTC on August 11 from the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center,…

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China make it two in a week via successful Shi Jian 11-02 launch


For the second time this week this week alone, China has launched a satellite – this time from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Shi Jian 11-02 satellite…

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China launch again ahead of Space Station and Mars drive


China has launched another navigation satellite, with the BeiDou-2 ‘Compass-IGSO-4′ lofted into orbit by a Long March 3A (Chang Zheng-3A). The launch took place from the LC3 launch…

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China launches Tian Lian-1B to bolster manned space program network


In an important step for the next phase of its manned space program, China has launched its second tracking and data relay satellite, Tian Lian-1B (TL-1B). The launch…

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Long March 2C launches Shi Jian-11 for China


The Chinese have launched the Shi Jian 11-03 satellite via their Long March 2C (Chang Zheng-2C) launch vehicle. The launch was listed at 04:28 UTC on Wednesday, lifting…

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Long March 3B launches with ChinaSat-10


China has launched the ZX-10 ZhongXing-10 – also designated ChinaSat-10, Sinosat-5 or Xinnuo-5 – domestic communications satellite on Monday (16:13 UTC) from the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center, in…