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 […]

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 […]

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 […]