While wrapped in the official description of being for civilian use, at 0631 GMT on 20 October 2014, a Long March 4C put a suspected Chinese military reconnaissance satellite, Yaogan 22, into a near polar Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit from the Taiyuan launch site in China. The spacecraft is officially described as being for “remote sensing” and “disaster monitoring”. However, Western space analysts believe that, like some its Yaogan forerunners, Yaogan 22 is being used for hi-resolution optical imaging.
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China successfully launched three Yaogan satellites, Yaogan 30-6-1, -2, and -3, at 0343 GMT on 24 March using a Long Read more
At 0545 GMT on 9 August 2014, the Yaogan 20 (Yaogan Weixing-20) mission was launched by a Long March 4C rocket Read more
China conducted a Long March 4C launch at 0447 GMT, 29 January from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northern China. Read more
A Long March 4C (CZ-4C) rocket successfully launched the Yaogan 33R (aka Yaogan 33-02) radar/remote sensing satellite at 1544 GMT Read more
Lifting-off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, Northern China at 1850 GMT on 4 October 2019, a Long March-4C (CZ-4C) Read more
The Long March 4C launch of the Chinese Yaogan 33 satellite has ended in failure. The lift-off was at 2249 Read more
Three Gaofen 1 follow on satellites, called Gaofen 1-FO-1, -FO-2 and -FO-3 respectively, were launched from the Taiyuan launch site by a Long Read more
[caption id="attachment_84627" align="alignnone" width="899"] Long March 4 launches Feng Yun 3D. Courtesy: Xinhua[/caption] The Feng Yun 3D (FENG YUN 3-4) Read more
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