Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Classified launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

CNSA performed on September 29, 2017, classified launch of Long March 2C rocket with mysterious payload – probably another Yaogan reconnaissance satellites. CNSA decided to launch another three reconnaissance satellites from Yaogan-30 series. Spacecrafts were delivered successfully to orbit on the top of the Long March 2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center launch site LC-03 at 04:21 UTC. This mission Continue Reading The post Classified launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Long March 5 fails and causes loss of Shijian-18 satellite

It is second time when technical problems are interrupting launch of the rocket from China in 2017. Last time Long March 3B suffered for not unveiled problems with third stage after being launched on 18 June from Xichang Satellite Launch Center with Chinasat-9A communications satellite. To give full view of previous launch with problems, it should be added, that Chinasat-9A reached space, Continue Reading The post Long March 5 fails and causes loss of Shijian-18 satellite appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

ChinaSat-9A delivered to orbit three days after launch of HXMT !

Today from the LC2 launch complex at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Launch of Zhongxing-9A (also designated ChinaSat-9A) at 16:08 UTC Long March-3B/G2 delivered to orbit new communications satellite for the China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd. ChinaSat-9A (mass at 5100 kg) is also known as the Zhongxing-9A and was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) for its main subsidiary Continue Reading The post ChinaSat-9A delivered to orbit three days after launch of HXMT ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Shijian-13 delivered to orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Center

Today China launched their experimental communications satellite and started program of tests of their electric ion thruster which could be adopted in future to satellite platforms manufactured and offered on commercial market by Chinese space industry. Long March 3B was launched today (12 April) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center; at 11:04 UTC rocket started from LC2 launch site. It delivered under Continue Reading The post Shijian-13 delivered to orbit from Xichang Satellite Launch Center appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]