Launch of two remote sensing satellites probably only with partial success

Today China launched first pair of new commercial remote sensing satellites – Gaojing-1-1 and Gaojing-1-2. First pair will be followed by another two with planned launch in 2017. Mission was covering delivering pair of the satellites to SSO orbit with altitude of 500 km. Both should be placed on same position of  180° and operate […]

Chinese space road map for following years: reusability and alternative propulsion

According to latest news China’s space plans of following years are covering many ambitious aims. It is clearly visible that CNSA and in general China’s space industry is really aware of its own potential and its representatives strongly believe that good and strong economy of China will create positive conditions for space companies. Money will […]

Sea Launch with Long March 11 !

After purchasing Sea Launch company by S7 group, future of this innovative launch service provider was unsure. Problems caused by lack of the sufficient number of rockets compatible with sea platform seemed not to bother extensively new owner. Now it seems that problem seemed to be resolved. Sea Launch was acquired from Energia corporation in […]

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 […]

Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency, […]

First Chinese commercial space company on horizon !

It seems that ultimately we will be able to separate Chinese military, civilian and commercial space program. It is highly possible that soon we will see establishing of first private space company in China. According to Xinhua news agency and their article from 15 March 2016, Chinese authorities are considering possibility of giving agree for establishing […]