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News Archive / Tagged: Long March 2D

  • China launches 1st mission of 2019

    Jason RhianJanuary 10th, 2019

    China has carried out its first flight of 2019 with the launch of the Zhongxing 2D (Chinasat-2D) communications satellite. 

  • Long March 2D sends 5 satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 20th, 2018

    A Long March 2D rocket took to the skies early Tuesday to orbit the Shiyan-6 Earth-observing spacecraft and four smaller satellites for China.

  • China launches latest Land Surveying Satellite into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 17th, 2018

    A Long March 2D rocket took to the skies March 17, 2018, sending China’s fourth Land Surveying Satellite into orbit. The booster roared skyward at 2:10 a.m. EST (07:10 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China’s Gansu Province.

  • Long March 2D sends Zhangheng-1 seismo-electromagnetic spacecraft and six small satellites into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 2nd, 2018

    China launched its first seismo-electromagnetic satellite, known as Zhangheng-1 on Friday, Feb. 2, atop a Long March 2D rocket. Six other smaller satellites also piggybacked on the mission. The flight highlighted China's growing space ambitions.

  • Long March 2D to launch Zhangheng-1 and six small satellites to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 31st, 2018

    A Long March 2D rocket is poised to send the Zhangheng-1 Earth-observing spacecraft into space on Friday, February 2, along with six other small satellites.

  • Long March 2D lifts off with LKW-3 Earth-observing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 13th, 2018

    China has performed its third orbital launch of this year (2018) by sending its Long March 2D booster carrying the LKW-3 Earth observation spacecraft aloft. 

  • China opens 2018 with Long March 2D flight of two SuperView-1 satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 9th, 2018

    China’s Long March 2D booster launched into space on Tuesday, January 9, at 11:24 a.m. Beijing time (10:24 p.m. EST and 03:24 GMT on Jan. 8) sending a duo of SuperView-1 satellites into orbit.

  • Long March 2D to send a duo of SuperView-1 satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 7th, 2018

    China is gearing up to conduct its first orbital flight of 2018. The mission, scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, will employ a Long March 2D booster to send two SuperView-1 Earth-observing satellites into space.

  • Long March 2D sends China’s second Land Surveying Satellite to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 23rd, 2017

    China launched into space its second Land Surveying Satellite (LKW-2) on Saturday, December 23, 2017, atop a Long March 2D booster. Liftoff took place at exactly 04:14 UTC from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) in China’s Gansu Province.

  • Long March 2D sends Yaogan Weixing 31 satellite aloft

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 3rd, 2017

    Using a Long March 2D booster, China has successfully sent its newest Yaogan Weixing remote sensing satellite into orbit. The launch was conducted at 04:11 GMT on Sunday, Dec. 3 (11:11 p.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 2), 2017, from the LC43 Launch Complex at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gansu Province.

  • Long March 2D blasts off with VRSS-2 Earth-observing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 9th, 2017

    A Long March 2D booster lifted off from Launch Area 4 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province, China, carrying Venezuela's second remote sensing satellite known as VRSS-2. The launch took place at 04:13 UTC (0:13 a.m. EDT) on Monday, October 9, 2017.

  • Long March 2D to deliver Venezuelan VRSS-2 Earth-observing satellite into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 7th, 2017

    China is preparing for its second orbital mission after a three-month-long period with no launches. This time it will send a Long March 2D rocket into space carrying an Earth-observation satellite for Venezuela. Liftoff is planned for sometime between 12:05 a.m. and 12:33 a.m. EDT (04:05 and 04:33 GMT) Oct. 9, 2017, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gansu Province.

  • China’s Long March 2D places 2 SuperView-1 satellites into wrong orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 28th, 2016

    China’s Long March 2D rocket lifted off at 11:23 a.m. China Standard Time (03:23 GMT) on Dec. 28, 2016, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. The booster carried with it two SuperView-1 satellites designed for Earth observation purposes.

  • Long March 2D launches China’s TanSat carbon-monitoring satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 21st, 2016

    China has successfully launched its first mission dedicated to carbon dioxide detection and monitoring. The spacecraft, named TanSat (“Tan” means carbon in Chinese), lifted off atop a Long March 2D booster on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 19:22 GMT (2:22 p.m. EST) from the Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, located in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia.

  • China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 16th, 2016

    A Chinese Long March 2D rocket has successfully lifted off on Monday, Aug. 15, carrying the Quantum Science Satellite – the world’s first spacecraft expected to achieve quantum communications between space and Earth. Launch took place at 1:40 p.m. EDT (17:40 GMT) from the LC43 complex at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert.