Tianzhou mission plan unveiled !

CNSA, Chinese space agency, decided to unveil plan of the mission of their first automatic cargo spacecraft which will be launched in following month to Tiangong-2 space station. According to official announcements given last Saturday, we know the plans for first resupply mission in the history of Chinese space program. Maiden mission is planned for […]

Shenzhou-11 docked, one month mission started !

Chinese spacecraft with two astronauts inside docked to Tiangong-2 space station yesterday after lasting two days space journey. Shenzhou-11 was launched two days ago from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, traditional space launch site used for manned missions in Chinese space program. Shenzhou was launched on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket to deliver two astronauts […]

Failed launch of Long March 4C with Gaofen-10 on atop

Yesterday, on August 31, 2016, China launched their medium Long March 4C rocket with Gaofen-10 imaging satellite on atop from LC-9 at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. After launch conducted yesterday at around 19:00 GMT rocket failed to reach space and put satellite into designated orbit. Character of this mission was classified and CNSA gave very little […]

Long March 7 delivered to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center

Long March 7 finished its journey from China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) factory in Tianjin and now remains in Wenchang Satellite Launch Center assembling facility. New Long March 7 rocket was designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation basing on Long March 2F as medium launch vehicle and will be used together […]

Shijian-10 returned to Earth !

Chinese returnable research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10, NORAD ID: 41448) successfully returned after 12 days space journey to Earth. Satellite returned three days earlier than it was previously announced (mission was described with duration of 15 days). It was launched at 17:38 GMT on April 5, 2016 and spent 12 days remaining on LEO at 220 km x […]

Shijian-10 launched one day earlier – to space and back

Chinese National Space Administration CNSA launched their research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Satellite was launched on atop of Long March 2D rocket at 17:38 GMT. Rocket put weighing 3600 kg satellite on Low Earth Orbit at 220 km x 482 km with inclination at 63°. Mission will last for 15 days. Satellite will reentry after reducing […]

Surprise from China – 22nd Beidou satellite on orbit !

China launched on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, their next navigation satellite to support development of Beidou navigation system. CNSA is not slowing down and still gives impressive pace in competition on navigation system market. Yesterday on 29 March 2016 punctually at 20:11 GMT, CNSA launched on atop of Long March 3A rocket their next Beidou […]

Chinese Mars rover to reach Red Planet on 2021 !

China planned unmanned Mars mission for 2020 and became undisputable leader in Asian space race. Chinese scientists decided to unveil some details about their Mars program. Thanks to Xinhua news agency we know more about plans for increasing Chinese presence in Mars race. According to information which was given to public, China is going to send to Mars […]

Change-4 lunar probe mission will be using data relay satellite

To perform successful research on far side of the moon, Change-4 will utilize data relay satellite which will be launched by China National Space Administration 6 months before Change-4. After Chinese announcement about planned launch of next lunar probe, Change-4, CNSA decided to use during this mission additional data relay satellite. Change-4 is lunar probe consisting lander and rover; […]