A Long March 3B rocket launched the Chinasat 11 communications satellite May 1 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China.
China on Oct. 14 launched a pair of experimental civilian satellites aboard a Long March 2C rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northeastern part of the country, according to the state run Xinhua News Agency.
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.