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  • 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.

  • China launches its latest BeiDou navigation satellite into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 14th, 2016

    A Long March 3C launch vehicle, carrying the BeiDou-2 Compass G7 spacecraft, soared skyward at 15:30 GMT on Sunday, June 12, to replenish China's homegrown BeiDou satellite navigation program. Liftoff was from Launch Area 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s Sichuan Province.

  • China successfully launches BDS M3-S satellite for its homegrown BeiDou navigation system

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 1st, 2016

    A Chinese Long March 3C carrier rocket has successfully lofted a new-generation satellite, designated BDS M3-S, for the country’s indigenous BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. The spacecraft was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 2:29 a.m. EST (7:29 GMT) on Monday, Feb. 1.

  • China launches Chang’e 5-T1 test probe as precursor to 2017 lunar sample return mission

    Jason RhianOctober 24th, 2014

    On Thursday, Oct. 24 China launched the Chang’e 5-T1 spacecraft on a demonstration mission to orbit the Moon and return to the surface of the Earth as part of its Lunar Exploration Program. The Chinese Long March 3C launch vehicle lifted off at 2 p.m. EDT (2 a.m. local time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, which lies in […]