China’s Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket arrives at launch site

WENCHANG, Hainan, April 30 (Xinhua) — China’s Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket arrived at the launch base in Hainan, south China, on Sunday.

The launch vehicle departed from northern China’s Tianjin on April 24 and sailed 1,670 nautical miles before reaching Wenchang, Hainan Province.

The rocket will be used in the launch of the […]

China launches French-made communication satellite

 English.news.cn 2012-03-31 20:55:17

XICHANG, March 31 (Xinhua) — China successfully sent a French-made communication satellite, “APSTAR-7,” into orbit Saturday evening, using a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Monitoring data indicated that the satellite separated from the rocket and reached its designated orbit 26 minutes after its launch at 6:27 […]