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China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Fri, Aug 28 7:50 PM ET (2350 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan 27 (Xinhua) A Chinese Long March 4 rocket placed an Earth imaging satellite into orbit on Thursday. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 10:31 pm EDT Wednesday (0231 GMT, 10:31 am Beijing time Thursday) and placed the Yaogan 27 satellite into orbit successfully. According to state-run media, the satellite will be used for various civil applications, but the Yaogan series is widely believed outside of China to also serve military applications.


China launches navigation satellites
Posted: Fri, Jul 31 2:20 PM ET (1820 GMT)
Long March 3B Beidou launch, July 2015 (Xinhua) China launched a pair of Beidou navigation satellites July 25. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 8:29 am EDT (1229 GMT, 8:29 pm Beijing time) July 25 and placed the two satellites into medium Earth orbit. The satellites are part of the third phase of the country's navigation system, expanding its coverage from its current regional scope to a global one.


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...


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...


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...





Thursday, August 27
Chinese spy payload fired into orbit
Spaceflight Now — 7:59 pm ET (2359 GMT)
Long March 4C lofts latest Yaogan Weixing satellite
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 5:51 am ET (0951 GMT)

Wednesday, August 26
Key parts added to massive radio telescope
Xinhua — 5:39 am ET (0939 GMT)

Saturday, August 22
China's Long March 5 Space Rocket Stretches Its Legs
Popular Science — 9:57 am ET (1357 GMT)

Friday, August 21

Thursday, August 20
Experts discuss future of China's space race in Harbin
Want China Times — 6:42 am ET (1042 GMT)

Wednesday, August 19
US Sees Space as Next Potential Battlefield With China
Sputnik International — 7:19 pm ET (2319 GMT)

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