November 28, 2020

China launches mobile telecom satellite

November 14, 2020

A new Chinese mobile communications satellite launched Thursday on top of a Long March 3B rocket, joining a similar spacecraft launched four years ago to provide voice and data services to users on the go.

China launches three military spy satellites

October 26, 2020

Three mysterious payloads widely believed to be signals intelligence satellites for the Chinese military rocketed into orbit on top of a Long March 2C booster Monday from a launch base in southwestern China.

China launches geosynchronous Earth observation satellite

October 12, 2020

China successfully launched a Gaofen optical observation satellite Sunday toward a perch more than 22,000 miles over the equator, where it will use an Earth-facing telescope to collect remote sensing images, Chinese state media said.

China launches environmental monitoring satellites

September 28, 2020

Without any public warning, a Chinese Long March 4B rocket lifted off Sunday with two “environmental monitoring satellites” that the country’s state media said will¬†replace a pair of spacecraft launched in 2008 that collected data to assist in a series of disaster relief efforts over the last decade.

China launches Haiyang oceanography satellite

September 22, 2020

A Chinese oceanography satellite designed to measure wave height and winds launched Monday aboard a Long March 4B rocket equipped with grid fins to help control the first stage’s descent back to Earth, an improvement aimed at keeping falling boosters away from Chinese villages.

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