Category Archives: Long March 2D

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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Carbonsat launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

China launched their latest research satellite, TanSat (known also as Carbonsat) with mission dedicated to measuring level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere. Satellite will operate for next 3 years from circular orbit with altitude of 700 km with inclination at 98.2º. Mission of the Tansat is mainly objected on research useful in protecting natural environment.…
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Weather satellite launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

Two days after launching XPNAV-1 on atop of Long March 11 CNSA managed to conduct another launch; this time under fairing of Long March 2D Yunhai-1 weather satellite was delivered to orbit. Long March 2D started yesterday at 23:14 GMT from LC-43 launch pad 601 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.  Due the lack of live broadcast…
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QUESS launched from the cosmodrome on Gobi desert !

China managed to put into orbit QUESS  scientific satellite. Spacecraft will perform tests of next generation communication system which will utilize quantum technology for data transfer. Satellite was named "Mozi" and is result of the cooperation between Austria and China. Main objective of the program is creating communication system highly resistant for jamming or attempts of hacking. Spacecraft…
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Yaogan-30 (Gaofen-10) launched during 227th Long March mission !

Just as suspected yesterday, China launched their new remote sensing satellite today at 02:43 GMT. According to Xinhua news agency, launch was performed from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center located in Northwestern part of Gobi desert at 10:43 local time (02:43 GMT).  Satellite was launched on atop of Long March 2D, rocket used regularly for lifting to…
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Gaofen-10 within hours – 02:40 GMT on 15th May 2016 !

Another Chinese imaging satellite will be launched tomorrow on 02:40 GMT from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on atop of Long March 2D - standard rocket used for Chinese reconnaissance and imaging satellites. China again decided not to announce details about flight, but luckily some leaks were spotted basically thanks to the warnings referring to airspace…
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Shijian-10 launched one day earlier – to space and back

Chinese National Space Administration CNSA launched their research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Satellite was launched on atop of Long March 2D rocket at 17:38 GMT. Rocket put weighing 3600 kg satellite on Low Earth Orbit at 220 km x 482 km with inclination at 63°. Mission will last for 15 days. Satellite will reentry after reducing…
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Dampe successfully launched !

Yesterday China launched their satellite for research mission devoted to gathering data on dark matter. Satellite was launched from launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Center at 00:12 UTC. Spacecraft was launched on atop Long March 2D rocket and will remain on sun-synchronous orbit on altitude of 500 km and inclination of 97.4 degrees for around…
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