STS-107 special report
China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Mon, May 30 3:07 PM ET (2007 GMT)
Long March 4B launch of Ziyuan 3-02 (Xinhua) A Long March vehicle placed Chinese and Argentine satellites into orbit May 30. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:17 pm EDT May 29 (0317 GMT, 11:17 am Beijing time May 30) and placed the Ziyuan 3-02 satellite into sun-synchronous orbit. The 2,700-kilogram satellite will serve as a civil remote sensing satellite, providing high-resolution and multispectral images. The rocket also carried two small satellites by Satellogic, an Argentine company, intended to be part of the 25-satellite Aleph-1 constellation for remote sensing.

China launches astronomy satellite
Posted: Sun, Dec 20 12:17 PM ET (1817 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.

Tuesday, June 28

Monday, June 27
China Launches New Rocket, Prototype Crew Capsule — 6:31 pm ET (2331 GMT)
Successful rocket launch keeps China on track for second space station
Christian Science Monitor — 6:28 pm ET (2328 GMT)

Sunday, June 26
China Launches New Rocket from New Launch Site, New Space Station Next — 10:44 am ET (1544 GMT)
China conducts maiden launch of Long March 7 rocket
SpaceFlight Insider — 10:26 am ET (1526 GMT)
Reentry module aboard Long March-7 retrieved
Xinhua — 10:15 am ET (1515 GMT)
China’s new Long March 7 rocket successful on first flight
Spaceflight Now — 10:04 am ET (1504 GMT)

Saturday, June 25
Sleepy Longlou on countdown to becoming the Cape Kennedy of Hainan
South China Morning Post — 10:45 am ET (1545 GMT)
New Chinese Spaceport Prepares for First Launch
Air & Space — 10:44 am ET (1544 GMT)