News Archive / Tagged: Long March 4C
Video: SpaceFlight Insider’s Space Bulletin for May 25, 2019Derek RichardsonMay 25th, 2019
This week, SpaceX launched its first Starlink internet satellites and NASA awarded a contract to build the first piece of the agency’s Lunar Gateway.
Contact lost with China’s DSLWP-A1 lunar microsatelliteTomasz NowakowskiJune 1st, 2018
China has apparently lost contact with one of its two lunar radio astronomy microsatellites sent into space last week together with a communications relay spacecraft for Chang’e 4 lunar mission.
Long March 4C sends Chang’e 4 relay satellite toward MoonTomasz NowakowskiMay 21st, 2018
Using a Long March 4C rocket, China launched the first spacecraft of its Chang’e 4 lunar mission along with two smaller satellites. The booster lifted off at 5:28 p.m. EDT (21:28 GMT) May 20, 2018, from Launch Complex 3 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the country's Sichuan Province.
First spacecraft for China’s Chang’e 4 lunar mission launching SundayTomasz NowakowskiMay 19th, 2018
China's Queqiao communications relay satellite is undergoing final preparations before launch. It is the first spacecraft of the country's ambitious Chang'e 4 mission, which will culminate in the first spacecraft to soft-land on the far side of the moon in late 2018.
Long March 4C orbits Gaofen 5 high-resolution Earth-observing satelliteTomasz NowakowskiMay 9th, 2018
One of China’s Long March 4C boosters took to the skies on Tuesday, May 8 to orbit Gaofen 5 - the country’s newest high-resolution Earth-observation satellite.
China conducts surprise launch of Long March 4C rocket, lofts four satellites into spaceTomasz NowakowskiApril 11th, 2018
Without any prior notice, China sent a Long March 4C booster aloft on Tuesday, April 10, carrying three Yaogan-31 spacecraft along with one microsatellite.
Long March 4C orbits trio of Gaofen-1 Earth-observing satellitesTomasz 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.
Long March 4C sends Fengyun-3D and Head-1 into orbitTomasz NowakowskiNovember 14th, 2017
Lifting off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC) located in China’s Shanxi Province, a Long March 4C rocket has delivered the Fengyun-3D and Head-1 satellites into their orbits. The launch was conducted from TSLC's LC9 Launch Complex at 18:35 GMT (1:35 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
China’s Long March 4C booster suffers suspected launch failureTomasz NowakowskiSeptember 1st, 2016
China was expected to launch its Gaofen-10 Earth-observing satellite atop a Long March 4C rocket Wednesday, Aug. 31, but it seems the mission ended in failure. The booster was due to be launched between 2:46 and 3:11 p.m. EDT (18:46 and 19:11 GMT) from the LC9 Launch Complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China’s Shanxi Province.
China successfully launches its Gaofen-3 Earth-observing satelliteTomasz NowakowskiAugust 10th, 2016
China continues its busy 2016 launch schedule with the latest liftoff of the country’s high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite, known as Gaofen-3. The spacecraft was sent aloft atop a Long March 4C rocket at 6:55 p.m. EDT (22:55 GMT) Tuesday, Aug. 9, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province.
Chinese Long March 4C rocket conducts surprise Yaogan-29 launchTomasz NowakowskiNovember 28th, 2015
On Thursday, November 26, 2015, China conducted another surprise launch this year, lifting the Yaogan-29 satellite into space. The spacecraft was launched atop a Long March 4C booster at 4:24 p.m. EST (21:24 GMT) from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC), located in Shanxi Province, north China.
China launches Long March 4C rocket with Yaogan 27 spy satelliteTomasz NowakowskiAugust 31st, 2015
China launched its latest spy satellite into orbit on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10:31 p.m. EDT (02:31 GMT) atop a Long March 4C rocket. The flight took place from the country’s LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northeastern China’s Shanxi province.