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 […]

Anomaly of the 3rd stage still most possible explonation of MS-04 disaster

According to Mission Control Center specialists, still most possible explanation for disaster of Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft is problem with third stage of Soyuz-U rocket. To remind, spacecraft exploded after 382 seconds of flight on December 1, 2016. TASS news agency quotes official statement given by Mission Control Center of Roscosmos, evaluating as most  possible […]

Rapid reaction Chinese rockets in 2016 and 2017 !

As it was announced by Xinhua news agency on March 2016, China would like to extend their range of launch vehicles of light rockets launch from mobile platform called Kuaizhou. First news on Kuaizhou-11 mentioned about first launch in late 2016 with. Now, according to People’s Daily Online, first launch is set for early 2017, […]

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 […]

Chinasat-1C launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center reached GTO

According to Xinhuanet.com, China launched yesterday, at 16:46 UTC, next communication satellite. Famous phrase uttered by Nikita Khrushchev on rockets extruding from factories like sausages had not became reality in USSR. But it seems that with minor changes became reality in China. Shortly after launching Yaogan-29 (You can read post here), China again is launching spacecraft with […]