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Two Chinese astronauts reached space during fourth flight of Long March 2F/G !

CNSA conducted successful launch of manned Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts onboard; Jing Haipeng (commander - third space flight) and Chen Dong (flight engineer - first space flight) will reach Tiangong-2 space station after two days of space travel. This is second milestone of Tiangong-2 program; first was of course delivering to orbit Tiangong-2 station and…
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Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March…
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Two space stations on orbit – Tiangong-2 launched successfully !

China has launched their second in history space station yesterday from placed on Gobi desert Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.  Launch took place at 14:04 GMT on Thursday in the first day of planned launch. Long March 2F/T2 rocket was launched from Pad 921 at Launch Complex 43 what ended its 40-day time period in Jiuquan spent after…
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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…
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Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency,…
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Long March 4B launched with Shijian-16-2 on atop

China launched their experimental satellite Shijian-16-2 today from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It is second Shijian-16 satellite-first was launched on October 25, 2013. It was 231st mission of Long March rocket. Again CNSA surprised us with launch of the rocket; this time launch was performed with technology demonstrator satellite on atop. Only information about planned launch…
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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…
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Gaofen-10 within hours – 02:40 GMT on 15th May 2016 !

Another Chinese imaging satellite will be launched tomorrow on 02:40 GMT from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on atop of Long March 2D - standard rocket used for Chinese reconnaissance and imaging satellites. China again decided not to announce details about flight, but luckily some leaks were spotted basically thanks to the warnings referring to airspace…
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Long March 11 delivers to orbit six satellites

Operated by CNSA Long March 11 rocket delivered on Friday, January 19, six satellites to orbit. Launch took place at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:12 UTC. Rocket delivered and deployed all six satellites correctly; mission's success was confirmed  by official  institutions in China which announced spotting several new objects on orbit identical to declared…
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Long March 2D delivers to orbit Yaogan Weixing-31 (LKW-1)

CNSA launched on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, new remote sensing satellite - Yaogan-31 (Land Surveying Satellite-1). Launch was performed at 04:11 UTC from Launch Site 603 at LC43 Launch Complex placed at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northern China. Long March 2D delivered to orbit, at least according to Chinese media, remote sensing satellite designed…
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