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News Archive / Tagged: Long March 4B

  • Long March 4B lifts off with Haiyang-2B marine satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 25th, 2018

    China continues its impressive 2018 launch manifest with the flight of a satellite designed to study Earth's oceans and other areas of study.

  • 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.

  • China launches X-ray space telescope to unravel mysteries of universe

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 16th, 2017

    A Long March 4B rocket took to the skies on Thursday, June 15, 2017, carrying an important astronomy mission for China. The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope, dubbed “Insight”, will search for black holes, pulsars, and other phenomena with the aim of uncovering the most intriguing secrets of the universe.

  • China conducts surprise launch of second Shijian-16 satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 30th, 2016

    Without any prior notice, China carried out a secretive liftoff of its Long March 4B booster carrying the Shijian-16 No.2 satellite. The rocket blasted off at exactly 11:21 a.m. local time (03:21 GMT) on Wednesday, June 29, from Launch Site 43 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in China’s northwest Gansu Province.

  • Chinese Long March 4B sends trio of Earth-observing satellites aloft

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 30th, 2016

    China’s Long March 4B launch vehicle took to the skies at 03:17 GMT on Monday, May 30, on a mission to orbit the country’s Ziyuan-3 No. 2 high-resolution remote sensing satellite and two commercial ÑuSat Earth-observing spacecraft for Argentina.

  • China launches Long March 4B rocket with Yaogan 28 satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 8th, 2015

    China conducted another secretive launch on Sunday, November 8, 2015, sending the Yaogan 28 Earth-observation satellite into orbit. A Long March 4B rocket carrying the satellite lifted off at 2:06 a.m. EST (07:06 GMT) from Launch Complex 9 located at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, situated in Shanxi Province in northern China.