spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


China launches communications test satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 8:10 AM ET (1210 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 11:42 am EDT (1542 GMT, 11:42 pm Beijing time) Saturday and placed the spacecraft, unofficially called the Communications Engineering Test Satellite-1, into orbit. The spacecraft, according to Chinese media reports, will be used to test Ka-band communications technologies. Some outside observers speculated the launch might be part of an effort to develop missile early warning systems.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:30 AM ET (1330 GMT)

X Prize Foundation revives lunar prize competition
Posted: Sun, Apr 8 9:25 AM ET (1325 GMT)

news links
Thursday, April 19
Rocket Lab’s ‘business time’ launch delayed
Gisbourne (NZ) Herald — 7:17 am ET (1117 GMT)
Get the Russians Out of Our Rockets!
Popular Mechanics — 7:16 am ET (1116 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list