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 […]

Long March 7 launched !

Chinese Long March 7 rocket started its maiden mission from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center Launch Pad 201. Rocket was launched punctually at 12:00 GMT, although previous gossips that launch will be postponed to 13:30 GMT. According to Chinese media rocket delivered to orbit experimental model of capsule of new Chinese manned spacecraft along with one Aoxiang […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saudi Arabia looking for space know-how

Saudi Arabia and DigitalGlobe Inc. signed agreement for establishing joint venture Company with Saudi government for developing six next generation observation satellites. Saudi Arabia is still developing own space potential. After signing agreements with China (for developing Beidou infrastructure in Saudi Arabia) and Russia (cooperation in development of both countries’ space programs), cooperation with private companies […]

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 […]

Silent enter into GPS market – Tests of Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) completed

After sending in this year three satellites under BDS navigation system China just has announced about positive results of operational tests. China space industry is well known of its dynamic and pace of development. Impressive achievements made in a very short period of time and wide range of activities from commercial launch systems through manned space missions […]

Standing between giants – Next Galileo satellites launch planned from Guiana on 17th December 2015

Next two satellites from Galileo program are going to be launched with Arianespace rocket from Guiana Space Centre launch site LCS. Galileo navigation was created by ESA to provide highly acccurate system under civilian management with extended capabilities in emergency applications. Also being independent from Russian Glonass and American GPS have been developed to provide European Union navigation […]