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China launches reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Thu, Dec 11 8:34 AM ET (1334 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan-25 (Xinhua) China launched Thursday a remote sensing satellite what Western observers believe to be a trio of naval reconnaissance satellites. The Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 2:33 pm EST Wednesday (1933 GMT Wednesday, 3:33 am Beijing time Thursday) and placed the Yaogan-25 satellite into orbit, according to state media. Those reports described Yaogan-25 as a single satellite intended for scientific experiments and civil applications. Western observers believe Yaogan-25 is instead three formation-flying satellites used for naval reconnaissance.


China launches remote sensing satellite
Posted: Tue, Dec 9 7:39 AM ET (1239 GMT)
Long March 4B launch of CBERS-4 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket launched a Chinese-Brazilian remote sensing satellite on Sunday. The Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre at 10:26 pm EST Saturday (0326 GMT, 11:26 am Beijing time Sunday) and placed the Chinese-Brazilian Earth Resource Satellite 4 (CBERS-4) satellites into a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite is a joint project of Brazil and China to develop a series of satellites to provide earth imagery for natural resources and other applications. The launch comes a year after another Long March rocket failed to place the CBERS-3 satellite into orbit. The launch was also the 200th in the history of the Long March family of rockets, stretching back to China's first satellite launch in 1970.





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Friday, December 12

Thursday, December 11
China launches another remote sensing satellite
Xinhua — 6:39 am ET (1139 GMT)
Long March 4C lofts Yaogan Weixing-25 mission
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 6:34 am ET (1134 GMT)
Trio of ocean surveillance satellites launched by China
Spaceflight Now — 6:22 am ET (1122 GMT)
China puts in orbit research satellite
TASS — 5:55 am ET (1055 GMT)

Wednesday, December 10
China to Roll Out Own Global Navigation System by 2020: Reports
Sputnik International — 5:27 am ET (1027 GMT)

Tuesday, December 9
Chinese rocket fleet celebrates milestone with 200th launch
SpaceFlight Insider — 6:25 am ET (1125 GMT)

Monday, December 8
New rocket on drawing board
China Daily — 5:22 am ET (1022 GMT)
China's ardor for a red planet
Xinhua — 5:22 am ET (1022 GMT)
China's rockets to use pollution-free propellants
Xinhua — 4:55 am ET (0955 GMT)
Chinese-Brazilian Earth observation satellite launched
Spaceflight Now — 4:50 am ET (0950 GMT)

Sunday, December 7
Countdown to China's new space programs begins
Global Times — 9:45 am ET (1445 GMT)
200th Long March rocket launches CBERS-4 for Brazil
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 9:09 am ET (1409 GMT)

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