Next launch from Xichang – data relay satellite delivered to orbit

China has launched today Tianlian-1D, their latest, fourth from series of data relay satellites. Satellite was launched at 15:24 UTC on atop of Long March 3C/G2 from Launch Complex 2 at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from series of data relay and communication satellites designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Until […]

Long March 3C with BD-2-G7 on atop launched !

Yesterday at 15:30 GMT Chinese rocket Long March 3C delivered to orbit BD-2-G7 navigation satellite. Rocket was launched from Xichang Satellite Center from Launch Complex 2 at 15:30 GMT (23:30 local time). It was 229th launch of Long March rocket and 23rd launch of Beidou satellite in the history of program. Satellite belongs to second […]

Next Beidou satellite within hours !

China did not wait for long time with launching next Beidou satellite:  designed and manufactured by China Association for Science and Technology BD-2-G7 will be probably launched today. Information was unveiled on Chinese space forum and seems to be truth. A NOTAM notification for Xichang Satellite Center along with area of potential trajectory seems to […]

21st satellite of Beidou navigation system launched yesterday on atop of Long March 3C

Chinese government is aggressively promoting their own, independent from GPS or Glonass, navigation system called Beidou. On 1st February 2016 next satellite, this time from third generation of Beidou spacecrafts, was launched. In this case we can see why Chinese are so successful in different sectors of economy – it is because of consequence. Recently we […]