Tag Archives: Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

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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Shenzhou-11 docked, one month mission started !

Chinese spacecraft with two astronauts inside docked to Tiangong-2 space station yesterday after lasting two days space journey. Shenzhou-11 was launched two days ago from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, traditional space launch site used for manned missions in Chinese space program. Shenzhou was launched on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket to deliver two astronauts…
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Launch of Shenzhou-11 within days !

It is highly possible, that China will launch their manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to conduct docking with Tiangong-2 space station recently placed on Earth orbit. Officially CNSA planned to perform launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using Long March 2F rocket. It was declared, that launch will be possible after Tiangong-2 will pass successfully all necessary in-orbit…
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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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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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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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Shijian-10 launched one day earlier – to space and back

Chinese National Space Administration CNSA launched their research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Satellite was launched on atop of Long March 2D rocket at 17:38 GMT. Rocket put weighing 3600 kg satellite on Low Earth Orbit at 220 km x 482 km with inclination at 63°. Mission will last for 15 days. Satellite will reentry after reducing…
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First Chinese commercial space company on horizon !

It seems that ultimately we will be able to separate Chinese military, civilian and commercial space program. It is highly possible that soon we will see establishing of first private space company in China. According to Xinhua news agency and their article from 15 March 2016, Chinese authorities are considering possibility of giving agree for establishing…
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New horizons to reach- next Chinese small launch vehicles in 2016 !

In spite of medium and heavy Long March rockets, China space industry is going to offer variety of adequate launch vehicles especially for being continuously downsized satellites. Please take a look on picture above and imagine that this man is holding imaging satellite. It weighs around 1 kg. Compare it to payload capacity of medium sized…
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