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China launches navigation satellite
Posted: Fri, Oct 2 12:08 PM ET (1608 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of 20th Beidou satellite, Oct 2015 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed the 20th in a series of Chinese navigation satellites into orbit Wednesday. The Long March 3B lifted off at 7:13 pm EDT Tuesday (2313 GMT Tuesday, 7:13 am Beijing time Wednesday) and placed the Beidou satellite into orbit. The satellite is part of an effort by China to develop its own satellite navigation system comparable to the GPS network in the US. China expects to provide global coverage through Beidou by 2020.

China performs first launch of its Long March 11
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 9:38 AM ET (1338 GMT)
China made the first launch of its Long March 11 small launch vehicle on Friday, placing several small satellites into orbit. The Long March 11 lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 9:41 pm EDT Thursday (0141 GMT, 9:41 am Beijing time Friday) and placed four microsatellites into orbit, according to official media. The solid-fueled Long March 11 is intended to perform launches of satellites weighing up to a few hundred kilograms into low Earth orbit on relatively short notice. China had previously developed a similar rocket, the Kaituozhe-1, but it made only two launches, one unsuccessful, in the early 2000s.

China introduces Long March 6
Posted: Sat, Sep 26 9:35 AM ET (1335 GMT)
China carried out the first launch of its Long March 6 rocket, a next-generation launch vehicle that uses new propellants. The Long March 6...

China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 15 10:16 PM ET (0216 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed what Chinese officials described as a high-resolution Earth imaging satellite on Monday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off...

China launches communications test satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 15 7:10 AM ET (1110 GMT)
China launched Saturday what it says is an experimental communications satellite. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at...

Thursday, October 8
Quartet of Earth imaging satellites launched from China
Spaceflight Now — 6:08 am ET (1008 GMT)

Wednesday, October 7
China launches Jilin-1 mission via Long March 2D — 5:41 am ET (0941 GMT)

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Saturday, October 3

Thursday, October 1

Wednesday, September 30
China should dream big in outer space
Global Times — 5:50 am ET (0950 GMT)

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