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 […]

Long March 7 delivered to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center

Long March 7 finished its journey from China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) factory in Tianjin and now remains in Wenchang Satellite Launch Center assembling facility. New Long March 7 rocket was designed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation basing on Long March 2F as medium launch vehicle and will be used together […]

Long March 7 started its journey to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center

New Chinese rocket, medium Long March 7 started its journey from China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology factory near Tianjin to Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan, China. According to Xinhua news agency first Long March 7 rocket was loaded today to “Yuan Wang-21” cargo ship in the port of Tianjin. Destination is Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, most modern Chinese […]

Shijian-10 returned to Earth !

Chinese returnable research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10, NORAD ID: 41448) successfully returned after 12 days space journey to Earth. Satellite returned three days earlier than it was previously announced (mission was described with duration of 15 days). It was launched at 17:38 GMT on April 5, 2016 and spent 12 days remaining on LEO at 220 km x […]

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 […]

Chinese Mars rover to reach Red Planet on 2021 !

China planned unmanned Mars mission for 2020 and became undisputable leader in Asian space race. Chinese scientists decided to unveil some details about their Mars program. Thanks to Xinhua news agency we know more about plans for increasing Chinese presence in Mars race. According to information which was given to public, China is going to send to Mars […]

Long March 5 and Long March 7 on 2016 !

Chinese space industry will give us opportunity to look at their new products in 2016. Two new models from Long March are going to meet changing demands of customers around the globe. Russia is building Vostochny space center – China has already new one. Wenchang Satellite Launch Center was finished in October 2014 around two […]

Super heavy Chinese rocket not before 2030

It seems that Chinese competition for SLS will be launched not before end of next decade. China News Service press agency announced that new Chinese super heavy rocket will not be launched since 2030. According to Source close to China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) for the moment priority for CAST will be developing Long March […]