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  • Long March 2D launches Gaofen 6 and Luojia 1 to orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 3rd, 2018

    A Long March 2D booster took to the skies on Saturday, June 2, to deliver the Gaofen 6 Earth-observing satellite and Luojia 1 CubeSat into space.

  • Chinese Long March 3B rocket to launch Belintersat-1 telecommunications satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJanuary 12th, 2016

    China is looking to carry out its first launch of the year on Friday, Jan. 15, as it plans to send a Belarusian telecommunications satellite into space. The Belintersat-1 spacecraft will be lofted into orbit by a Chinese workhorse Long March 3B booster from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province. The 47-minute launch window for this mission opens at 11:57 EST (16:57 GMT).

  • China launches two satellites for its BeiDou navigation system

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 26th, 2015

    A Chinese Long March-3B rocket successfully launched two new-generation satellites on July 25, for the country’s homegrown global navigation and positioning network. Liftoff occurred at 8:29 a.m. EDT (8:29 p.m. Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in the southwest China's Sichuan Province.

  • China launches Gaofen-8 Earth-observing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 29th, 2015

    China conducted a “surprise” launch on Friday, June 26, by sending a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite Gaofen-8 on a Long March 4B rocket. The launch took place at 2:22 a.m. EDT (6:22 UTC) from the LC9 launch complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi province.

  • Chinese rocket fleet celebrates milestone with 200th launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 8th, 2014

    TAIYUAN — China successfully launched an Earth-observing satellite in conjunction with Brazil. The fifth satellite produced from this collaboration, Chinese-Brazillian Earth Resource Satellite-4 (CBERS-4), lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center atop a Long March 4B rocket at 11:26 a.m. local time (0326 UTC on Sunday) Dec. 7th. The mission signaled a major milestone […]