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China Launches Tianlian I-03 Satellite
2012-07-28 05:31:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China just keeps on keeping on with its space program, sending off its Tianlian I-03 satellite into orbit on Thursday. The satellite launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, according to Xinhua news agency. Tianlian I-03 flew aboard a Long March-3C carrier rocket to space, and it will be joining up with two other satellites that are already waiting for it to arrive in orbit. The satellite will...

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2009-03-02 06:30:00

On Sunday, China ended a 16-month lunar mission by intentionally crashing its probe into the moon. According to Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 1 lunar satellite collided with the moon mid-afternoon Beijing time. The Chang'e 1, which is named for the moon goddess, was under remote control by two observation stations in east China's Qingdao and Kashgar, a small city in northwest China. The lunar probe surveyed the surface of the moon using stereo radar. Originally launched in October 2007, the...

2008-07-03 06:00:48

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Makes Breakthrough in Developing Next-Generation Long March rocket"] BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) - China has made a breakthrough in developing its next generation of space-launch vehicle Long March V, which is scheduled for operation by 2014, said sources with the nation's launch vehicle academy. Significant progress has been made on the rocket engine and the building of a production...

2007-10-23 20:07:18

HONG KONG -- A Chinese submarine will send test signals that could change the course of a satellite when China launches its first moon orbiter, as part of the country's effort to develop space war technology, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said two survey ships are deployed in the South Pacific Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean to send signals to maneuver the lunar exploration satellite, expected to be launched Wednesday. At the...