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China launches Earth imaging satellite
Posted: Sat, Jun 27 9:54 AM ET (1354 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed what Chinese officials said was a civil remote sensing satellite into orbit Friday. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 2:22 am EDT (0622 GMT, 2:22 pm Beijing time) Friday and placed the Gaofen-8 satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite is said to provide high-resolution images for civilian applications, although earlier reports about the Gaofen system said it would consist of only seven satellites. The launch was not announced in advance by the Chinese government.
China launches next-generation navigation satellite
Posted: Thu, Apr 2 9:14 AM ET (1314 GMT)
A Chinese Long March rocket placed a next-generation navigation satellite into orbit on Monday. The Long March 3C rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 9:52 am EDT (1352 GMT, 9:52 pm Beijing time) Monday carrying a new Beidou navigation satellite. Chinese officials said the satellite is the first in a new generation of navigation satellites, featuring new signals and intersatellite links, as China expands its Beidou system from a regional to a global system. The launch also featured the use of a new upper stage on the Long March.
China launches weather satellite
Posted: Wed, Dec 31 7:12 AM ET (1212 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed a Chinese weather satellite into orbit on Wednesday in the final scheduled launch of 2014. The Long March 3A rocket...
China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 27 10:53 AM ET (1553 GMT)
A Long March rocket placed the latest in a series of military reconnaissance satellites into orbit on Saturday. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off...
China launches reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Thu, Dec 11 8:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
China launched Thursday a remote sensing satellite what Western observers believe to be a trio of naval reconnaissance satellites. The Long March 4C rocket lifted...
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