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China launches imaging satellite
Posted: Tue, Oct 21 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan-22 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed a Chinese Earth imaging satellite into orbit on Monday. The Long March 4C lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 2:51 am EDT (0651 GMT, 2:51 pm Beijing time) Monday and placed the Yaogan-22 satellite into orbit. The satellite, according to official Chinese media, will be used for scientific experiments and civil applications, although many Western observers believe that it also, or instead, is used for military reconnaissance. China launched a similar satellite, Yaogan-21, last month.


China launches experimental satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 30 7:46 AM ET (1146 GMT)
Long March 2C launch of Shijian 11-07 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed what Chinese officials called an experimental satellite into orbit on Sunday. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1:13 am EDT (0513 GMT, 1:13 pm Beijing time) Sunday and placed the Shijian 11-07 satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. Chinese media said Shijian 11-07 will conduct scientific experiments, although many Western observers believe the spacecraft has some kind of military mission, perhaps as part of a missile early warning system.


China launches imaging satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 9 9:30 AM ET (1330 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched on Monday a remote sensing satellite likely to be used by the Chinese military. The Long March 4B rocket lifted...


China launches two satellites
Posted: Thu, Sep 4 8:40 PM ET (0040 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed two small communications satellites into orbit on Thursday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch...


China launches Earth observation satellite
Posted: Tue, Aug 19 9:09 AM ET (1309 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed an Earth observation satellite into orbit for China on Tuesday. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan...





Wednesday, October 22
China's space policy gets even tighter
SpaceDaily — 7:17 am ET (1117 GMT)
New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
Xinhua — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)

Tuesday, October 21
China puts government surveillance satellite in orbit
Spaceflight Now — 6:46 am ET (1046 GMT)

Monday, October 20
China lofts Yaogan-22 via Long March 4C rocket
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 7:47 pm ET (2347 GMT)
Comet immortalised before close call with spacecraft
New Scientist — 7:24 pm ET (2324 GMT)
China launches remote sensing satellite
Xinhua — 4:50 am ET (0850 GMT)

Friday, October 17
Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
China Daily — 7:51 pm ET (2351 GMT)

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