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Chinese spaceplane marks 10 days in orbit

File photo of a Long March 2F/T rocket launch. Credit: Xinhua A reusable Chinese spacecraft that may resemble the U.S. military’s X-37B spaceplane has logged 10 days in orbit since its Aug. 4 launch, but what it’s doing remains a mystery. The spacecraft launched from the Jiuquan space center in the Gobi Desert on top of a Chinese Long March ...

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Chinese automaker launches nine satellites to aid self-driving cars

A Long March 2C rocket lifts off with nine small satellites to support Geely’s self-driving cars. Credit: CASC China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group launched the first nine satellites of a planned constellation of 240 spacecraft Thursday, starting the deployment phase of a project intended to provide navigation and inter-vehicle communications for autonomous cars. The nine GeeSAT 1 satellites launched at ...

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China launches three communications test satellites

A Chinese Long March 2C rocket lifts off May 20 with three communications test satellites. Credit: CASC A two-stage Chinese Long March 2C rocket launched Friday and delivered three communications test satellites into an orbit about 550 miles (880 kilometers) above Earth. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan launch base in the Gobi Desert of northwestern ...

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Chinese startup suffers third consecutive launch failure

File photo of a Hyperbola 1 rocket undergoing launch preparations. Credit: i-Space A small satellite launcher developed by the Chinese startup iSpace failed to place its Earth observing payload into orbit Friday, the third consecutive failure for the company’s Hyperbola 1 rocket. The solid-fueled Hyperbola 1 launcher took off from the Jiuquan space center in northwestern China at 3:09 a.m. ...

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China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo ship for space station

Four booster engines and two core stage engines fire to propel a Long March 7 rocket off its launch pad at the Wenchang launch base Monday. Credit: CCTV China launched the Tianzhou 4 cargo freighter for the country’s space station Monday, beginning a resupply mission to stage hardware, propellant, and provisions at the complex before arrival of the next long-duration ...

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China launches two more space missions

A Chinese Long March 11 rocket launches April 30 from a barge in the East China Sea. Credit: CASC Two Chinese rockets, including one launched from an ocean-going platform in the East China Sea, deployed seven optical Earth-imaging satellites in a pair of successful missions last week. The missions Friday and Saturday were the 12th and 13th Chinese space launches ...

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