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China launches imaging satellite
Posted: Tue, Oct 21 8:01 AM ET (1201 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan-22 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed a Chinese Earth imaging satellite into orbit on Monday. The Long March 4C lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 2:51 am EDT (0651 GMT, 2:51 pm Beijing time) Monday and placed the Yaogan-22 satellite into orbit. The satellite, according to official Chinese media, will be used for scientific experiments and civil applications, although many Western observers believe that it also, or instead, is used for military reconnaissance. China launched a similar satellite, Yaogan-21, last month.


China launches experimental satellite
Posted: Tue, Sep 30 7:46 AM ET (1146 GMT)
Long March 2C launch of Shijian 11-07 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed what Chinese officials called an experimental satellite into orbit on Sunday. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1:13 am EDT (0513 GMT, 1:13 pm Beijing time) Sunday and placed the Shijian 11-07 satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. Chinese media said Shijian 11-07 will conduct scientific experiments, although many Western observers believe the spacecraft has some kind of military mission, perhaps as part of a missile early warning system.





Friday, October 24
China space mission hints at future plans for manned mission to the Moon
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Chinese probe launched on round-trip flight to the moon
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China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter
AP — 5:53 am ET (0953 GMT)

Thursday, October 23
China successfully launched test mission for Chang'e 5 program today
The Planetary Society — 8:47 pm ET (0047 GMT)
China launches flyby mission to the moon
CBS — 8:46 pm ET (0046 GMT)
China launches lunar sample return test mission
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 8:19 pm ET (0019 GMT)
China poised to send spacecraft ‘to moon and back’
South China Morning Post — 5:52 am ET (0952 GMT)
China's Secret Moon Mission
SpaceDaily — 5:51 am ET (0951 GMT)

Wednesday, October 22
Space launch to pave the way for lunar expedition
China Daily — 8:05 pm ET (0005 GMT)
China Poised to Launch Next Moon Mission on Thursday
SPACE.com — 7:30 pm ET (2330 GMT)
China's space policy gets even tighter
SpaceDaily — 7:17 am ET (1117 GMT)
New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
Xinhua — 6:49 am ET (1049 GMT)

Tuesday, October 21
China puts government surveillance satellite in orbit
Spaceflight Now — 6:46 am ET (1046 GMT)

Monday, October 20
China lofts Yaogan-22 via Long March 4C rocket
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 7:47 pm ET (2347 GMT)

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