STS-107 special report
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.

Wednesday, October 22
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 — 7:47 pm ET (2347 GMT)
Comet immortalised before close call with spacecraft
New Scientist — 7:24 pm ET (2324 GMT)
China launches remote sensing satellite
Xinhua — 4:50 am ET (0850 GMT)

Friday, October 17
Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
China Daily — 7:51 pm ET (2351 GMT)
China’s fourth spaceport completed in boost for space programme
South China Morning Post — 7:44 pm ET (2344 GMT)
China Moving Forward with Big Space Station Plans — 6:13 am ET (1013 GMT)

Wednesday, October 15
China Readies Moon Mission for Launch Next Week — 6:52 am ET (1052 GMT)

Monday, October 13

Friday, October 10
China's ailing moon rover weakening: designer
Xinhua — 6:33 pm ET (2233 GMT)

Wednesday, October 8

Tuesday, October 7

Monday, October 6
China to help Venezuela launch third satellite
Xinhua — 7:23 am ET (1123 GMT)