Huiyan delivered to orbit !

Chinese Space Agency achieved another milestone in their program of space exploration – Long March 4B delivered yesterday to orbit first orbital X-ray telescope designed and made in China. On June 15th at 03:00 UTC Chinese Long March 4B rocket took off from launch pad 603 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center Launch Complex 43 with weighing […]

Long March 4B launched with Shijian-16-2 on atop

China launched their experimental satellite Shijian-16-2 today from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It is second Shijian-16 satellite-first was launched on October 25, 2013. It was 231st mission of Long March rocket. Again CNSA surprised us with launch of the rocket; this time launch was performed with technology demonstrator satellite on atop. Only information about planned launch […]

Long March 4B launched with Ziyuan-3-2 on atop

Today at 03:17 GMT Chinese launch vehicle Long March 4B lifted to orbit high resolution imaging satellite Ziyuan-3-2 along with two additional spacecrafts-two commercial Argentinian NuSat-1 & NuSat-2 imaging satellites.  Launch was planned and performed from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center’s LC9 launch platform. Rocket was launched punctually at 03:17 GMT with three spacecrafts under payload fairing: Chinese […]

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 […]

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 […]