Chinasat-1C launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center reached GTO

According to Xinhuanet.com, China launched yesterday, at 16:46 UTC, next communication satellite. Famous phrase uttered by Nikita Khrushchev on rockets extruding from factories like sausages had not became reality in USSR. But it seems that with minor changes became reality in China. Shortly after launching Yaogan-29 (You can read post here), China again is launching spacecraft with […]

Yaogan on the orbit – Chinese satellite launched succesfully on 26 November 2015

Chinese Xinhua news agency announced about successful launch of next Yaogan satellite today at 0524 local time (26 November 2015 21:24 UTC). It is fourth satellite from Yaogan series, this time with number 29, launched in November (about previous You can read here). Again China informed about launch post factum and again Yaogan-29 was described as research and observation […]

Laos joined the club – Long March with Laosat-1 on atop successfully launched on 21 November !

Chinese site Xinhuanet.com officially confirmed launching of first Laotian satellite, Laosat-1. Chinese partner of first Laotian space venture confirmed that Long March 3B was launched at 1607 GMT from the Xichang satellite launch center. Unfortunately more details were available only via U.S. military satellite tracking data: satellite was put into GTO transfer orbit in range […]

Chinese chameleon – Yaogan-28 satellite was launched today on atop of Long March 4B rocket

China is still far from full giving to public their space plans. Due this fact, sometimes about launches we are informed post factum. This time China surprised public with information about launching Yaogan-28 satellite today at 07:06 UTC. According to China.org.cn, main objective in this mission are purely scientific: “The satellite will be used for […]