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News Archive / Tagged: Long March 3B

  • China’s Long March 3B rocket successfully launches first Laotian satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 22nd, 2015

    China successfully launched the first satellite for Laos, named LaoSat-1 on Friday, Nov. 20. The country's Long March 3B booster was selected to carry out this historic mission. The rocket lifted off at 11:07 a.m. EST (16:07 GMT) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket puts ChinaSat-2C communications satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 4th, 2015

    China launched a new communications satellite designated ChinaSat-2C, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. Liftoff of the Long March 3B rocket and its cargo, took place at 11:25 p.m. EST (16:25 GMT). The launch was conducted from the Launch Complex 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

  • China’s Long March 3B rocket launches APStar-9 satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 18th, 2015

    China successfully launched the APStar-9 commercial communications satellite using its Long March 3B rocket on Friday, Oct. 15. The liftoff took place as scheduled at 12:16 p.m. EDT (16:16 GMT) from Launch Area 2 (LA-2) at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in Sichuan province.

  • China launches Long March 3B rocket with Beidou-3 navigation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 30th, 2015

    On Sept. 29, 2015, China successfully launched its third-generation navigation satellite into orbit. The BDS I2-S satellite, lifted off atop the country’s Long March 3B launch vehicle at 7:13 p.m. EDT (23:13 GMT) from Launch Complex 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is the 20th satellite for the Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System.

  • China sends an experimental satellite into space on a secretive launch

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 13th, 2015

    China successfully conducted a secretive launch on Sept. 12, sending an experimental satellite into a geostationary transfer orbit. A Chinese Long March 3B rocket, carrying the first Communications Engineering Test Satellite (TXJSSY-1), lifted off from the Launch Area 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:42 a.m. EDT (15:42 GMT).