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News Archive / Tagged: Xichang Satellite Launch Center

  • Long March 3B/E launches Zhongxing-9A satellite, fate uncertain

    Curt GodwinJune 19th, 2017

    A Chinese Long March 3B/E rocket lifted off at 12:12 EDT (16:12 GMT), June 18, 2017, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southern China to deliver the Zhongxing-9A indigenous television satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). However, according to a belated official announcement, the satellite has failed to reach its designated orbit.

  • Long March 3B to launch Zhongxing-9A television satellite

    Curt GodwinJune 17th, 2017

    China is preparing to launch the Zhongxing-9A direct-to-home (DTH) television service satellite aboard the country's Long March 3B/E carrier rocket. Although news from the country's tight-lipped space agency is difficult to come by, information from the GBTimes indicates the launch may occur as soon as June 18, 2017, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

  • China successfully launches ChinaSat-16 high-speed telecom satellite

    Curt GodwinApril 12th, 2017

    China successfully conducted its fourth launch of 2017 with the successful deployment of the ChinaSat-16 telecommunications satellite. Liftoff took place at 7:04 p.m. local time (11:04 GMT / 7:04 a.m. EDT) on April 12, 2017, from Launch Complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

  • Chinese Long March 3B launches technology demonstrator

    Jason RhianJanuary 5th, 2017

    The China National Space Administration (CNSA) sent one of its Long March 3B launch vehicles aloft with the second Tongxin Jishu Shiyan (TJS) satellite to orbit.

  • Long March 3B sends Fengyun-4A weather satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 10th, 2016

    China opened a busy final month of its 2016 launch manifest with the Dec. 10 liftoff of a Long March 3B booster carrying the Fengyun-4A weather satellite. The rocket leapt skyward at 11:11 a.m. EST (16:11 GMT) from the LA-3 launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s Sichuan province.

  • Long March 3C launches fourth Tianlian-1 communications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 22nd, 2016

    China has successfully launched on Tuesday, Nov. 22, a Long March 3C rocket carrying the country’s fourth Tianlian-1 data tracking and relay communications satellite. Liftoff took place at 11:24 p.m. Beijing time (15:24 GMT / 10:24 a.m. EST) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan.