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Jilin-1 spacecrafts lofted by Long March 6

Chinese space agency CNSA managed to deliver to orbit three Jilin-1 spacecrafts today. Launch was performed at 04:50 UTC from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Satellites were developed in the Jilin province authorities for natural resources monitoring, general observation and natural disaster relief. Jilin constellation is also first commercial Chinese project covering launching number of remote sensing satellites operating globally and offering Continue Reading The post Jilin-1 spacecrafts lofted by Long March 6 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Three different payloads delivered after three launches from America and Asia within last last 24 hours

Last day were in fact busy in space – CNSA, SpaceX and JAXA launched payloads for both commercial and government operators. A Chinese Long March 2D rocket with Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite 2, “Antonio José de Sucre”,  lifted off from the Launch Pad 603 at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 4:13 UTC on October 9, 2017. Rocket managed to deliver Continue Reading The post Three different payloads delivered after three launches from America and Asia within last last 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Tianzhou-1 finishes its mission in the waters of Pacific

Chinese robotic cargo Tianzhou-1 finished its first in the history mission after undocking from Tiangong-1 space station followed by destructive reentry over Pacific Ocean. Reentry of the vehicle was performed according to CNSA on last Friday, 22 September at 10:00 UTC after 155 days of the mission. Tianzhou-1 was launched to orbit on April 20, 2017 on the top of Continue Reading The post Tianzhou-1 finishes its mission in the waters of Pacific appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Tianzhou-1 performs rendez vous with Tiangong-2

After refueling finished last week, this time Tianzhou-1 robotic cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space station separated for five hours to perform rendez vous maneuver. Tianzhou-1 conducted correct separation yesterday. Maneuver was performed completely without any engagement from Earth – both Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 were relying only on their onboard computers during whole process. After releasing bolts at 01:37 UTC cargo spacecraft Continue Reading The post Tianzhou-1 performs rendez vous with Tiangong-2 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Long March 3B failed, Chinasat-9A remains on lower orbit

Long March 3b suffered for some kind of problems during last launch. CNSA admitted on Monday that their latest satellite launched on the top of the Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on June 18, 2017, remains on lower orbit that it was previously planned. It was officially confirmed that satellite was delivered to space and it is Continue Reading The post Long March 3B failed, Chinasat-9A remains on lower orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]