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China launches communications satellite
Posted: Thu, May 2 7:33 AM ET (1133 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a Chinese communications satellite early Thursday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:06 pm EDT Wednesday (1606 GMT Wednesday, 12:06 am Beijing time Thursday) carrying the Chinasat-11 satellite. The satellite, weighing about 5,000 kilograms at launch, will provide television and other communications services using a payload of Ku- and C-band at 50 degrees east longitude in GEO.
China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Sun, Apr 28 9:41 AM ET (1341 GMT)
A Chinese Long March rocket launched the first in a new series of earth observation satellites on Friday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:13 am EDT (0413 GMT, 12:13 pm Beijing time) Friday and placed the Gaofen 1 spacecraft and three other satellites into sun-synchronous orbits. Gaofen 1 is the first of a planned constellation of up to six spacecraft designed to provide high-resolution images for land resources, disaster management, and other applications. The rocket's other three payloads were nanosatellites from Arngentina, Ecuador, and Turkey
Russian satellite may have collided with Chinese ASAT debris
Posted: Sat, Mar 9 9:43 AM ET (1443 GMT)
A small Russian satellite may have collided in January with debris from a 2007 Chinese antisatellite weapons test, according to an analysis of orbital data...
Chinese navigation system begins service in Asia-Pacific region
Posted: Fri, Dec 28 5:29 AM ET (1029 GMT)
Chinese officials announced Wednesday that they have opened their domestic satellite navigation system for use by people in the Asia Pacific region. Beidou, the Chinese...
China launches Turkish remote sensing satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 19 10:37 AM ET (1537 GMT)
A Chinese Long March rocket successfully launched a Turkish remote sensing satellite on Wednesday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite...
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