Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

China Successfully Launches Research Satellites
by Staff Writers
Taiyuan, China (XNA) Oct 27, 2008

A Long March-4B rocket carrying satellites coded as the 03 Group of the Shijian-6 serial research satellites blasts off from the launch pad at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China's Shanxi Province, on Oct. 25, 2008. China successfully launched two satellites with a Long March-4B carrier rocket early Saturday morning.(Xinhua/Wang Yongji)

China will project a satellite coded as the 03 Group of the Shijian-6 serial research satellites sometime on Saturday, according to an official with the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

The rocket carrier would be a Long March 4B, said the official, noting both the satellite and the rocket were in good condition and all the preparations for the launch had been done.


Related Links
The Chinese Space Program - News, Policy and Technology
China News from

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013
Beijing (XNA) Oct 14, 2008
China plans to launch the first satellite of the Fengyun-4 (FY-4) series by 2013, said the China Meteorological Administration (CMA). The FY-4 project involves the country's second-generation of geo-stationary meteorological satellites. Leading scientists and engineers believe FY-4 could help China more accurately forecast weather, climate, environment and natural disasters, when it is ... read more

NASA Tests Rover Concepts In Arizona

NASA's Next Moon Mission Begins Thermal Vacuum Test

ESA Closes In On The Origin Of Mars' Larger Moon

Chandrayaan-1 Launched - Next Stop: The Moon

Mars pioneers should stay there permanently, says Buzz Aldrin

Phoenix Lander Finishes Soil Delivery To Onboard Labs

Laser could aid search for life on Mars

Europe delays ExoMars mission, again

Center To Study Acute Effects Of Space Radiation

Soyuz Lands In Kazakhstan With Two Russian cosmonauts And Tourist

Simulating Survival In Space

Astrotech Awarded ATK Ares I-X First Stage Processing Contract

China Successfully Launches Research Satellites

China To Launch FY-4 Weather Satellite Around 2013

Shenzhou 7 Astronauts In Good Health

Chinese Scientists Start Studying Samples From Shenzhou-7

Expedition 17 Set To Undock Today

Expedition 18 Takes Charge

Expedition 18 Crew Docks With Space Station

Expedition 18 Crew Launches From Baikonur

GOCE Launch Delayed Until 2009

Boeing Launches Third Italian Earth Observation Satellite

European science satellite launch delayed until at least February

Arianespace To Launch New Pan-African Satellite Rascom-QAF 1R

Young Earthlike Planets May Glow Brightly Enough To Be Found

Exotic Weather On Distant Worlds

Tides Have Major Impact On Planet Habitability

NASA Supercomputer Shows How Dust Rings Point To Exo-Earths

The Sky Isn't Falling And That's A Problem

Sarantel Antenna Featured In New Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

NASA Launches IBEX Mission To Outer Solar System

MSV Awarded Patents For Next-Gen Satellite-Terrestrial Comms Network

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement