New weather satellite launched from Chinese space port in Sichuan province

CNSA conducted yesterday launch of Long March 3B rocket with latest weather satellite, Feng Yun-4A. Rocket took off at 16:11 UTC (00:11 local time on 12 December) from LC-3 complex at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Feng Yun-4A is first from series of six satellites representing Feng Yun-4 generation. It is based on SAST-5000 satellite bus […]

Another two Beidou satellites delivered to orbit

CNSA managed to deliver to orbit next two satellites operating under Beidou navigational system. China plans to launch another 14 Beidou satellites before end of the 2018 and complete constellation in 2020 with 30 operational satellites. Supported by four liquid fueled (N2O4 / UDMH) boosters Long March 3B was launched today at 05:03 UTC from […]

China resumes Long March 3B flights

CNSA decided to resume flights of Long March 3B rocket; vehicle was grounded after failed mission with first Chinasat-9A spacecraft which was deployed on lower orbit comparing to original plan. It was preceded and later followed by other missions when Chinese rockets performed below nominal parameters. After underpowered launch on June 19, 2017, when Long […]

ChinaSat-9A delivered to orbit three days after launch of HXMT !

Today from the LC2 launch complex at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Launch of Zhongxing-9A (also designated ChinaSat-9A) at 16:08 UTC Long March-3B/G2 delivered to orbit new communications satellite for the China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. ChinaSat-9A (mass at 5100 kg) is also known as the Zhongxing-9A and was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology […]

Shijian-13 delivered to orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Today China launched their experimental communications satellite and started program of tests of their electric ion thruster which could be adopted in future to satellite platforms manufactured and offered on commercial market by Chinese space industry. Long March 3B was launched today (12 April) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center; at 11:04 UTC rocket started from […]

Shijian-13 already on 12th April, 2017

CNSA will launch their latest experimental satellite to perform tests of new electric ion thruster which will be used in future communications satellites manufactured in China. Satellite is known as SJ-13 (Shijian-13) and was based on DFH-3B bus. It was designed and manufactured by CAST (China Academy of Space Technology). It will operate from GEO orbit […]

Tiantong-1 launched !

Just as it was predicted by Chinese media, Tiantong-1 communication satellite was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Long March 3B/G2 lifted off today at 16:22 GMT from Launch Complex 3 launch site. It delivered to geostationary orbit satellite designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to support new mobile telecommunication service created by China Telecom […]

New surprising Chinese satellite – launch already on 5th August 2016

China will launch on 5th August their new communication satellite from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Spacecraft is known as Tiantong-1 and was described by various sources as civilian mobile communication satellite working on S band. According to Chinaspaceflight, satellite will be launched Xichang Satellite Launch Center, probably from LC3 pad, on atop of Long March 3B/G. […]

Belintersat-1 on orbit !

On 15 January 2016 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center first Byelorussian satellite was launched on atop of Long March 3B rocket. CNSA started 2016 with success! In Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 16:57:04.080. GMT earsplitting sound of four YF-25 and four YF-21C was breaking silence of night. Long March 3B started to lift slowly from launch tower on LC3 launch site […]

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 […]