Long March rolled out with Tianzhou-1

This will be historical mission in the history of Chinese space exploration program – Long March 7 rocket will deliver to orbit first Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft during its second flight. Rocket was already rolled out from assembling facility at Wenchang Satellite launch Center. Roll out was performed on April 17 at 07:30 local time. Rocket […]

Long March prelaunch issues unveiled !

It is not very common to unveil secrets of Chinese space program by people involved directly with it. Especially when maiden flight of largest rocket ever created by Chinese industry is concerned. Few Chinese specialists present during launch of Long March 5 on November 3, 2016, from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center announced on Chinese social […]

Long March 5 debut delayed but successful !

Maiden flight of Long March 5 heavy rocket started with 100 minutes of delay but finished with full success. It is already second maiden flight of Chinese rocket in 2016 performed from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan Province and one from multiple successes of CNSA in present year. Long March 5 is for sure important […]

Chinese heavy communications satellite Shijian-18 will be launched in June 2017

CNSA, Chinese space agency is planning to launch in June heavy communications satellite, Shijian-18. It will be heaviest satellite launched in the history of Chinese space program with estimated weight exceeding 7 metric tons. Satellite will be delivered to GTO orbit on the top of the Long March 5 rocket, which was delivered to Wenchang […]

Tianzhou-1 docked to Tiangong-2 space station

After two days of space journey first Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft reached Tiangong-2 space station and managed to docked yesterday to docking port after rendez vous on 385 km Low Earth Orbit. Three days ago on Thursday, April 20th Long March 7 was launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center to deliver to LEO orbit Tianzhou-1 […]

Tianzhou-1 launched !

China launched their first robotic cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, with resupply mission to remaining on 380 km orbit Tiangong-2 space station. This historical launch was performed at 11:43 UTC from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center today with Long March 7 rocket. This is large, long for 53 m modern Chinese rocket launched for the second time in […]

Tianzhou mission plan unveiled !

CNSA, Chinese space agency, decided to unveil plan of the mission of their first automatic cargo spacecraft which will be launched in following month to Tiangong-2 space station. According to official announcements given last Saturday, we know the plans for first resupply mission in the history of Chinese space program. Maiden mission is planned for […]

Cleaning or sabotage – questions on additional payload of Long March 7

Not many details were unveiled on payload of recently launched by China Long March 7 rocket. During its maiden flight, rocket delivered to orbit satellites and experimental scaled model of capsule for next generation manned spacecraft. Now Chinese sources are slowly giving more information about payload. Rocket was launched on June 25, 2016, from Wenchang […]

Long March 7 launched !

Chinese Long March 7 rocket started its maiden mission from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center Launch Pad 201. Rocket was launched punctually at 12:00 GMT, although previous gossips that launch will be postponed to 13:30 GMT. According to Chinese media rocket delivered to orbit experimental model of capsule of new Chinese manned spacecraft along with one Aoxiang […]

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 […]