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China launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 12:17 PM ET (1717 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of DAMPE (Xinhua) China launched a satellite Thursday to search for dark matter. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 7:12 pm EST Wednesday (0012 GMT, 8:12 am Beijing time Thursday) and placed the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The spacecraft, also known as Wukong, will study cosmic rays, seeking potential signatures of dark matter.


China launches communications satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 12 9:35 AM ET (1435 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of Chinasat-1C (Xinhua) China launched a military communications satellite early Thursday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:46 am EST Wednesday (1646 GMT Wednesday, 12:46 am Beijing time Thurdday) and placed the Chinasat-1C satellite into orbit. The satellite is thought to be the second in a series of tactical military communications satellites operating in geostationary orbit.


China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Nov 28 3:51 PM ET (2051 GMT)
China launched the latest in a series of reconnaissance satellites on Thursday. A Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center...


China launches communications satellite for Laos
Posted: Sat, Nov 21 6:11 PM ET (2311 GMT)
A Long March rocket successfully launched a communications satellite developed for Laos. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at...


China launches military communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Nov 4 7:16 PM ET (0016 GMT)
A Long March rocket launched a satellite thought to be a military communications satellite on early Wednesday. The Long March 3B rocket launched from the...





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Friday, February 5

Wednesday, February 3
China's lunar lander images from the moon released
Orlando Sentinel — 8:11 pm ET (0111 GMT)

Tuesday, February 2
Chinese Astronauts Returning To Space In 2016
Aviation Week — 7:40 pm ET (0040 GMT)

Monday, February 1
China shares vivid photos of the moon's surface with the world. Why now?
Christian Science Monitor — 8:01 pm ET (0101 GMT)

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