Category Archives: Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Long March 4C delivers to orbit Fengyun-3D

On November 14, 2017 CNSA launched Long March 4C rocket with Fengyun-3D meteorological satellite under the payload fairing. Launch was performed yesterday at 18:35 UTC  from the LC9 Launch Complex at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. Satellite is representing second generation of Chinese polar orbit weather satellites. It is fourth from FY-3 series which will…
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Gaojing satellites almost on their correct orbit !

Two Gaojing satellites delivered to incorrect orbit on 28 December 2016 are almost in the end of their journey to correct orbital position. Problems with Gaojing (also known as Superview-1-1 and Superview-1-2) appeared just after launch from Chinese Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 03:53 UTC on 28 December 2016. Long March 2D rocket suffered for…
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Launch of two remote sensing satellites probably only with partial success

Today China launched first pair of new commercial remote sensing satellites - Gaojing-1-1 and Gaojing-1-2. First pair will be followed by another two with planned launch in 2017. Mission was covering delivering pair of the satellites to SSO orbit with altitude of 500 km. Both should be placed on same position of  180° and operate…
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Gaofen-3 SAR satellite launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center

Next Chinese remote sensing satellite equipped with Synthetic Aperture Radar was launched today at 06:55 local time on atop of Long March 4C.  Rocket with satellite under payload fairing was launched at 22:55 GMT on August 9 from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center placed in Northern China; as previously launched Gaofen satellites (Gaofen means "high resolution"…
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Long March 4B launched with Ziyuan-3-2 on atop

Today at 03:17 GMT Chinese launch vehicle Long March 4B lifted to orbit high resolution imaging satellite Ziyuan-3-2 along with two additional spacecrafts-two commercial Argentinian NuSat-1 & NuSat-2 imaging satellites.  Launch was planned and performed from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center’s LC9 launch platform. Rocket was launched punctually at 03:17 GMT with three spacecrafts under payload fairing: Chinese…
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