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  • 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).