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JAXA launches radar satellite ASNARO-2

In its first launch of the year, Japan’s space agency JAXA launched its radar satellite ASNARO-2 using its small launcher Epsilon-3. The launch took place this morning, at 6:06 a.m. JST...

China launches LKW-3 earth observation satellite

On 13 January 2018, China launched LKW-3, the third satellite in a series known simply as "Land Survey Satellite". The launch took place at 3:10p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) using a Long...

India launches Cartosat-2F and 30 other satellites

Today, at 9.29 a.m IST (+5:30 GMT), India’s space agency ISRO launched its Cartosat-2F satellite, along with 30 other co-passenger satellites, in its first launch of 2018. The launch took place at...

China launches 2 Beidou-3M navigation satellites

Today, at 7:18 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China successfully launched two satellites that will be part of its BeiDou-3 navigation constellation. The launch took place using a Long March 3B launch...

China launches two SuperView-1 satellites for Chinese company Space View

Today at 11:24 a.m. Beijing time (03:24 UTC), in its first of 2018, China launched two satellites using a Long March 2D, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre. The Long March 2D...

ISRO smallsat Microsat-TD to launch in early February with Cartosat-2F

India's space agency ISRO will launch Microsat-TD, a small earth observation satellite, in its first launch of 2018 in early February on a PSLV-XL launch vehicle. The launch of Microsat-TD has...

ESA’s 1st 2018 launch will be on China’s Long March 2D on Feb 2

The European Space Agency's (ESA) first launch of 2018 will be of the GomX-4A and GomX-4B CubeSats, which will take place from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on February 2, according...

China launches another three Yaogan-30 satellites

On 26 December 2017, at 3:44 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched three remote sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. During the launch, China’s Long March 2C rocket successfully placed...

Japan launches SHIKISAI & TSUBAME satellites

On 23 December 2017, at 10:26 a.m. JST (1:26 a.m. UTC), Japan’s space agency JAXA launched two satellites , Global Changing Observation Mission - Climate "SHIKISAI" (GCOM-C) and the Super Low...

China launches Algeria’s first comms satellite Alcomsat-1

Today, at 00:40 Beijing time (GMT+8), China launched Algeria's first geostationary communications satellite, Alcomsat-1. The launch took place at China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle. According to...

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