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News Archive / Tagged: Long March 2D

  • Long March 2D successfully launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 15th, 2016

    China successfully held its fifth launch this year, sending the Yaogan-30 satellite into space. The spacecraft lifted off at 10:43 a.m. local time on Sunday, May 15 (10:43 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 14) atop a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China.

  • Chinese Long March 2D rocket launches retrievable research spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 7th, 2016

    China successfully launched a retrievable research spacecraft on Tuesday, April 5, to perform various scientific experiments in space. The satellite, known as Shijian 10, or SJ-10, lifted off atop a Long March 2D rocket at 1:38 p.m. EDT (17:38 GMT) from the Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

  • China successfully launches its homegrown dark matter hunter into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 17th, 2015

    China has successfully launched the country’s first-ever dark matter probe on Thursday, Dec. 17. The satellite, named DAMPE (DArk Matter Particle Explorer), blasted off atop a Chinese Long March 2D rocket at 00:12 GMT from Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in northwest China's Gansu Province.

  • China launches its Tianhui-1C Earth observation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 26th, 2015

    China successfully launched one of the nation's Long March 2D rockets on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, lifting the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into orbit at 3:10 a.m. EDT (7:10 GMT). Liftoff took place from the Launch Area 4 (LA-4) at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern province of Gansu.

  • China launches four Jilin-1 Earth-observing satellites into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 7th, 2015

    China successfully launched a group of four Jilin-1 Earth-observing satellites on Wednesday, Oct. 7, using the country’s Long March 2D orbital carrier rocket. Liftoff occurred at 12:13 a.m. EDT (04:13 GMT) from the Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gansu Province.

  • 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.