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China launches Algerian communications satellite
Posted: Sat, Dec 16 9:54 AM ET (1554 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of Alcomsat-1 China launched Algeria's first communications satellite Sunday. The Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 11:40 am EST (12:40 am Beijing time Monday) and placed the Alcomsat-1 spacecraft into orbit. The 5,225-kilogram satellite carries a payload of 33 Ku-, Ka- and L-band transponders. China built and launched the satellite in a deal similar to those it has signed with countries such as Belarus, Laos and Bolivia.

China launches military satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 10 6:05 AM ET (1205 GMT)
Long March 2D military satellite launch, December 2017 (Xinhua) China launched a military satellite December 3. The Long March 2D rocked lifted off at 11:11 pm EST (0411 GMT Dec. 4) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and carried what Chinese officials called Land Survey Satellite-1. The satellite will be used for "remote sensing exploration of land resources," according to Chinese media, but Western observers believe it will be used for military applications.

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Wednesday, December 13
China responds to U.S. "back to the moon" plan
Xinhua — 4:56 am ET (1056 GMT)

Tuesday, December 12
China's FAST identifies three new pulsars
Xinhua — 4:37 am ET (1037 GMT)

Monday, December 11
China launches Algerian communications satellite atop Long March 3B
SpaceFlight Insider — 3:51 am ET (0951 GMT)
Chinese Long March 3B lofts Alcomsat-1 for Algeria — 3:39 am ET (0939 GMT)

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Monday, December 4
Chinese satellite picks up possible dark matter evidence
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