China launched a Yaogan 14 remote sensing satellite May 10 aboard a Long March 4B rocket, China’s state-run XinhuaNews Agency reported.
The Chinese government on Feb. 24 launched a Beidou timing, positioning and navigation satellite aboard a Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern Sichuan Province at 11:12 a.m. EDT, according to China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency. The launch was China’s third in 2012.
A maritime-surveillance satellite launched Jan. 9 aboard a Chinese Long March 4B rocket is healthy in orbit and sending signals as it prepares for service with satellite-messaging company Orbcomm, OHB AG of Germany announced Jan. 10.
A Chinese Long March 2C rocket carrying an SJ-11-04 experimental satellite malfunctioned Aug. 18 shortly after liftoff, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. The failure occurred during China’s third launch in seven days.
China launched a Shi Jian 11-03 experimental satellite July 6 atop a Long March 2C rocket, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.
China launched the Zhongxing-10 communications satellite June 20 from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province, according to the state-run Xinhua news service.
China successfully launched a remote sensing satellite Aug. 10 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi province aboard a Long March 4C rocket, the state-controlled Xinhua news agency reported.
China added a fifth spacecraft to its Beidou-Compass satellite navigation and positioning network July 31 with the successful launch of the first of three Beidou satellites to be placed into an inclined geosynchronous orbit, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news service.