The Chinese Long March 11 rocket launched five Zhuhai satellites

A Long March 11 booster took off on this Thursday carrying five satellites of the Chinese with hyperspectral imaging and video sensors. These five satellites will form a part of the big Earth imaging fleet which is under development by the Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. in Guangdong province of China. The remote […]

Long March 11 delivers five satellites into space

The booster, Long March 11 launched five commercial satellites into orbit. The flight took off on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The satellites carry hyperspectral imaging and video sensors that will capture a large part of the earth. These satellites are part of the Chinese Zhuhai 1 constellation that is created to survey natural resources, plants, […]

Long March 11 delivers to orbit six satellites

Operated by CNSA Long March 11 rocket delivered on Friday, January 19, six satellites to orbit. Launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:12 UTC. Rocket delivered and deployed all six satellites correctly; mission’s success was confirmed  by official  institutions in China which announced spotting several new objects on orbit identical to declared […]

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 […]

XPNAV-1 delivered to orbit by Long March 11

Yesterday, slightly before midnight China launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center their Long March 11 rocket with scientific satellite XPNAV-1. Launch was conducted 48 hours before planned date; along with XPNAV-1 three different satellites were delivered to orbit. It was 239th mission of rocket from Long March Family – after impressive and full of drama maiden flight of […]

Discussion on decommissioned American ICBMs started

Discussion on new idea for retired ICBMs will not be finished in first half of 2016. After Gen. John Hyten announcement given on 32nd Space Symposium (11-14 April 2016) about his idea of utilizing engines from retired ICBMs for commercial purposes like small launch vehicles, it was clear that it is not easy case and way to American Rokot will be […]

New horizons to reach- next Chinese small launch vehicles in 2016 !

In spite of medium and heavy Long March rockets, China space industry is going to offer variety of adequate launch vehicles especially for being continuously downsized satellites. Please take a look on picture above and imagine that this man is holding imaging satellite. It weighs around 1 kg. Compare it to payload capacity of medium sized […]