China Launching Relay Satellite geared towards Moon’s 

China will dispatch the next piece of its goal-oriented automated lunar investigation program on Sunday (May 20). This is if all things continued as indicated by design. The nation Queqiao relay satellite is intended to lift off on a Long March 4C rocket on Sunday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province. Queqiao […]

Apstar-6C Communications Satellite of China launches on Long March 3B Rocket

The communication satellite, Apstar-6C was launched by China on 3rd May, Thursday after it was inserted into a 5 metric ton spacecraft and then into a geostationary-transfer orbit. The Long March 3B was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center which is situated on the southwest part of China. The success of the launch was […]

Long March 5 fails and causes loss of Shijian-18 satellite

It is second time when technical problems are interrupting launch of the rocket from China in 2017. Last time Long March 3B suffered for not unveiled problems with third stage after being launched on 18 June from Xichang Satellite Launch Center with Chinasat-9A communications satellite. To give full view of previous launch with problems, it should be […]

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 […]

Next launch from Xichang – data relay satellite delivered to orbit

China has launched today Tianlian-1D, their latest, fourth from series of data relay satellites. Satellite was launched at 15:24 UTC on atop of Long March 3C/G2 from Launch Complex 2 at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from series of data relay and communication satellites designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Until […]

Relay satellite launched by China

Picture provided by Innovative Solutions In Space Taking a step ahead for the mission to moon’s far side China has launched a relay satellite. This is one major accomplishment of China’s space agency as moon’s far side is one of the areas of experiment and research since a long time. This spacecraft will help to pave […]

Another espionage trio launched from China

Last Friday, November 24, 2017, China launched their Long March 2C rocket with three Yaogan-30 class satellites under the payload fairing. Yaogan 30-02-01, Yaogan 30-02-02 and Yaogan 30-02-03 were launched on last Friday form Xichang SLC from LC3 launch complex placed in Sichuan province. Three satellites designed by Chinese Academy of Sciences were lofted by Long March […]

China resumes Long March 3B flights

CNSA decided to resume flights of Long March 3B rocket; vehicle was grounded after failed mission with first Chinasat-9A spacecraft which was deployed on lower orbit comparing to original plan. It was preceded and later followed by other missions when Chinese rockets performed below nominal parameters. After underpowered launch on June 19, 2017, when Long […]

Classified launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

CNSA performed on September 29, 2017, classified launch of Long March 2C rocket with mysterious payload – probably another Yaogan reconnaissance satellites. CNSA decided to launch another three reconnaissance satellites from Yaogan-30 series. Spacecrafts were delivered successfully to orbit on the top of the Long March 2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center launch site LC-03 […]