Apstar-6C Communications Satellite of China launches on Long March 3B Rocket

The communication satellite, Apstar-6C was launched by China on 3rd May, Thursday after it was inserted into a 5 metric ton spacecraft and then into a geostationary-transfer orbit. The Long March 3B was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center which is situated on the southwest part of China. The success of the launch was […]

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 […]

The ascent of China’s private space industry 

Chinese space industry is among the most frequently misjudged in the West. What’s more, it’s no big surprise. Between the letter set soup of state-possessed undertakings: CASC, CAST, CALT, and CASIC, are among four extraordinary, yet related organizations, the dialect boundary, and the way that great data is elusive, the Chinese market can be befuddling […]

Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March […]

QUESS launched from the cosmodrome on Gobi desert !

China managed to put into orbit QUESS  scientific satellite. Spacecraft will perform tests of next generation communication system which will utilize quantum technology for data transfer. Satellite was named “Mozi” and is result of the cooperation between Austria and China. Main objective of the program is creating communication system highly resistant for jamming or attempts of hacking. Spacecraft […]

Gaofen-3 SAR satellite launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Next Chinese remote sensing satellite equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar was launched today at 06:55 local time on atop of Long March 4C.  Rocket with satellite under payload fairing was launched at 22:55 GMT on August 9 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center placed in Northern China; as previously launched Gaofen satellites (Gaofen means “high resolution” […]

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. […]

Experimental capsule launched on atop of LM-7 returned to Earth !

CNSA can consider mission of the Long March 7 as full success. After launch, correct flight and deployment of the payload, Chinese space agency could put another thick in the box in LM-7 mission plan. Experimental capsule of future Chinese spacecraft returned successfully to Earth. Capsule landed on parachute on Badain Jaran Desert at 07:41 GMT […]

Long March 7 maiden flight is getting close !

Maiden flight of new Chinese Long March 7 rocket was moved forward and it is possible that rocket will be launched in night on 25th June 2016. Launch was previously planned for 27th June 2016. Long March 7 will be launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan, China. New Chinese rocket was delivered to Wenchang by “Yuan […]