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  • China launches Gaofen 11 Earth-observing satellite atop Long March 4B

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 31st, 2018

    A Long March 4B rocket took to the skies on Tuesday, July 31, on a mission to deliver China’s Gaofen 11 high-resolution Earth-observing spacecraft to orbit.

  • Long March 4C orbits trio of Gaofen-1 Earth-observing satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 2nd, 2018

    A Long March 4C rocket took to the skies in an unannounced launch to deliver a triplet of Gaofen-1 Earth-observing satellites for China. Liftoff occurred at 11:22 p.m. EDT March 30 (3:22 GMT March 31), 2018, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the country's Shanxi Province.

  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket successfully launches Gaofen-4 Earth observation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 29th, 2015

    China has closed out its 2015 launch manifest with the flight of its most sophisticated Earth-observation satellite, Gaofen-4. A Chinese Long March 3B booster was used for the mission; it launched at 16:04 GMT on Monday, Dec. 28, from LA 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, located in China.

  • China launches Gaofen-9 remote sensing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 15th, 2015

    China conducted its second launch in a 37-hour time span by blasting off a Long March 2D rocket with the Gaofen-9 Earth observation satellite. Liftoff took place at 12:42 a.m. EDT (04:42 GMT) on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, from the Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

  • China launches Gaofen-8 Earth-observing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 29th, 2015

    China conducted a “surprise” launch on Friday, June 26, by sending a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite Gaofen-8 on a Long March 4B rocket. The launch took place at 2:22 a.m. EDT (6:22 UTC) from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi province.