Posts Tagged ‘china’

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Long March 6 launches Jilin-1 trio


China launched three commercial remote sensing satellites to be used for high definition video in what is known as the Jilin-1 constellation. The launch took place at 04:50…

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Long March 3B successfully returns with dual Beidou-3 mission


China successfully launched a new pair of navigation satellites – namely the Beidou-3M1 (Beidou-24) and Beidou-3M2 (Beidou-25) navigation spacecraft – on Sunday, using a Long March-3B/YZ-1 rocket that…

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Chinese Long March 2D launches VRSS-2


China launched the second remote sensing satellite for Venezuela using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle on Monday. This was the first use of the CZ-2 rocket…

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China returns to action with Long March 2C launch of Yaogan-30 01


After two launch mishaps that casted a shadow on the launch plans for 2017, China conducted a secretive launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province on…

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Long March 3B lofts ChinaSat 9A – third stage issue reported


Three days after the successful launch of the Huiyan (HXMT) X-ray space telescope, China was back in action with the launch of a new communications satellite from the…

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China launches X-ray telescope via Long March 4B


Initially scheduled for launch back in 2010, China has finally launched the long-awaited Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) using a Long March-4B (Chang Zheng-4) launch vehicle from the Jiuquan…

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Tianzhou-1 – China launches and docks debut cargo resupply


China is taking another significant step on the road towards a permanent presence in space, following the Long March 7 (TZ-1) launch of Tianzhou-1 – the first Chinese…

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Experimental Tiankun-1 lofted during secretive KT-2 launch


China orbited a small experimental satellite called Tiankun-1 (TK-1), utilizing the Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2) rocket, new launch vehicle. Launched at 23:45 UTC on Thursday from the Jiuquan Launch Center,…

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Shenzhou-11 docks with Tiangong-2 in latest Chinese space station mission


The Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 – and its crew of two taikonauts – has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space module at 19:24 UTC. The docking begins a month long mission in…

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China launches Tiangong-2 orbital module


China took another step on its long march to a permanent orbital outpost with the launch of the Tiangong-2 orbital module from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The…

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China to launch Tiangong-2 in September ahead of new crew mission


China will make another big step in its manned space program with the launch of a new orbital laboratory and a new manned space mission in the next…

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Long March 4C apparently fails during Gaofen-10 launch


China has unofficially suffered its first failure of the year during the attempt to launch the Gaofen-10 remote sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Wednesday….

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Long March 4C launches Gaofen-3 Earth Observation Satellite


The long awaited launch of Gaofen-3 took place on Tuesday, lofted via the Chinese Long March-4C (Chang Zheng-4C) launch vehicle. The rocket, launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch…

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Chinese Long March 3B launches Tiantong-1 satellite


China launched a communications satellite on Friday that supposedly will be used for mobile communications. The launch of the first Tiantong-1 satellite took place at 16:22 UTC on…

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China successfully debuts Long March 7 – Recovers capsule


The Chinese conducted the maiden launch of the Long March 7 rocket on Saturday. The launch took place at 12:00 UTC, which also involved the inauguration of is…

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China launches Yaogan-30 via Long March 2D


The Chinese have launched the Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite via a Long March (Chang Zheng) 2D (Y27) rocket on Sunday. The launch – from the from the Jiuquan…

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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…