Jilin-1 spacecrafts lofted by Long March 6

Chinese space agency CNSA managed to deliver to orbit three Jilin-1 spacecrafts today. Launch was performed at 04:50 UTC from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Satellites were developed in the Jilin province authorities for natural resources monitoring, general observation and natural disaster relief. Jilin constellation is also first commercial Chinese project covering launching number of remote sensing […]

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 […]

New weather satellite launched from Chinese space port in Sichuan province

CNSA conducted yesterday launch of Long March 3B rocket with latest weather satellite, Feng Yun-4A. Rocket took off at 16:11 UTC (00:11 local time on 12 December) from LC-3 complex at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Feng Yun-4A is first from series of six satellites representing Feng Yun-4 generation. It is based on SAST-5000 satellite bus […]

Weather satellite launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Two days after launching XPNAV-1 on atop of Long March 11 CNSA managed to conduct another launch; this time under fairing of Long March 2D Yunhai-1 weather satellite was delivered to orbit. Long March 2D started yesterday at 23:14 GMT from LC-43 launch pad 601 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.  Due the lack of live broadcast […]

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 […]

Yaogan-30 (Gaofen-10) launched during 227th Long March mission !

Just as suspected yesterday, China launched their new remote sensing satellite today at 02:43 GMT. According to Xinhua news agency, launch was performed from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Northwestern part of Gobi desert at 10:43 local time (02:43 GMT).  Satellite was launched on atop of Long March 2D, rocket used regularly for lifting to […]

Gaofen-4 launched two days earlier – already on the orbit !

Gaofen-4, first Chinese Geostationary remote sensing satellite have been launched earlier than expected – on 28 December 2015. It was loud afternoon in Xichang Satellite Launch Center. At 16:05 GMT, Long March 3B rocket with Gaofen-4 on atop starting to lift off. It is third Gaofen series satellite launched by CNSA, fifth of Gaofen constellation. After approximately of […]

New Chinese observation satellite Gaofen scheduled for 30th December 2015 !

CNSA after postponing launch of Gaofen-4 satellite to 30th December 2015 still keeps schedule – last launch in this year we will see in Chinese Xichang satellite center. Gaofen-4 satellite is scheduled for 30th December 2015. China National Space Administration is developing its program of high resolution imaging satellites (Gao Fen means in Chinese “high resolution”) under […]

Chinese chameleon – Yaogan-28 satellite was launched today on atop of Long March 4B rocket

China is still far from full giving to public their space plans. Due this fact, sometimes about launches we are informed post factum. This time China surprised public with information about launching Yaogan-28 satellite today at 07:06 UTC. According to China.org.cn, main objective in this mission are purely scientific: “The satellite will be used for […]