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 […]

Long March 3C with BD-2-G7 on atop launched !

Yesterday at 15:30 GMT Chinese rocket Long March 3C delivered to orbit BD-2-G7 navigation satellite. Rocket was launched from Xichang Satellite Center from Launch Complex 2 at 15:30 GMT (23:30 local time). It was 229th launch of Long March rocket and 23rd launch of Beidou satellite in the history of program. Satellite belongs to second […]

Next Beidou satellite within hours !

China did not wait for long time with launching next Beidou satellite:  designed and manufactured by China Association for Science and Technology BD-2-G7 will be probably launched today. Information was unveiled on Chinese space forum and seems to be truth. A NOTAM notification for Xichang Satellite Center along with area of potential trajectory seems to […]

Surprise from China – 22nd Beidou satellite on orbit !

China launched on Tuesday, 29 March 2016, their next navigation satellite to support development of Beidou navigation system. CNSA is not slowing down and still gives impressive pace in competition on navigation system market. Yesterday on 29 March 2016 punctually at 20:11 GMT, CNSA launched on atop of Long March 3A rocket their next Beidou […]

21st satellite of Beidou navigation system launched yesterday on atop of Long March 3C

Chinese government is aggressively promoting their own, independent from GPS or Glonass, navigation system called Beidou. On 1st February 2016 next satellite, this time from third generation of Beidou spacecrafts, was launched. In this case we can see why Chinese are so successful in different sectors of economy – it is because of consequence. Recently we […]

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 […]

Laos joined the club – Long March with Laosat-1 on atop successfully launched on 21 November !

Chinese site Xinhuanet.com officially confirmed launching of first Laotian satellite, Laosat-1. Chinese partner of first Laotian space venture confirmed that Long March 3B was launched at 1607 GMT from the Xichang satellite launch center. Unfortunately more details were available only via U.S. military satellite tracking data: satellite was put into GTO transfer orbit in range […]