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China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 4:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of two Beidou satellites, January 2018 (Xinhua) China launched a pair of Beidou navigation satellites Thursday. The Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 6:18 pm EST (2318 GMT) and placed the two satellites into medium Earth orbits. The satellites are part of an effort by China to complete a constellation of satellites providing navigation services globally by 2020.


China launches two SuperView satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 4:40 PM ET (2240 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of SuperView 3 and 4 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket launched two commercial imaging satellites late Monday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 10:24 pm EST (0324 GMT Tuesday) and placed two SuperView-1 imaging satellites into orbit. The satellites, operated by Chinese company Beijing Space View Technology Company Ltd., join two others launched in late 2016 to provide high-resolution Earth imagery. The launch is the first of as many as 40 Chinese missions slated to fly in 2018.





Thursday, January 18

Wednesday, January 17
Long March 11 scheduled to orbit nine small satellites Friday
SpaceFlight Insider — 4:13 am ET (1013 GMT)

Tuesday, January 16

Monday, January 15

Sunday, January 14

Saturday, January 13
Why It’s a Bad Idea to Launch Rockets Over Land
The Atlantic — 5:14 pm ET (2314 GMT)
Falling rocket booster explodes near a town in China
The Verge — 7:09 am ET (1309 GMT)
China launches land exploration satellite
Xinhua — 6:59 am ET (1259 GMT)
Long March 2D launches latest Ludikancha Weixing satellite
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 6:56 am ET (1256 GMT)

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