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Long March 11 | Zhuhai-1-03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 19, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
Status: Go
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Long March 3B / YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M19 & M20

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Sept. 24, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Navigation

These two satellites will be used to provide global navigation coverage as part of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system.


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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 30, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Test Flight

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 3B | Fengyun-4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Oct. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Nov. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Earth Science

On April 24, 2015, China and Brazil have signed the agreement for the construction of CBERS-4A. It's a third satellite in the continuity to the CBERS program, and a sixth CBERS satellite to be constructed. The CBERS satellites enhance and complement the existing remote sensing systems in an effort to improve our knowledge about the Earth environment and resources.


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Long March 5 | Shijian 20

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 1, 2019, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Long March 4C | Fengyun-3E

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Unknown Mission

There are no mission or payload details available for this launch.


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Long March 5 | Tianhe-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Human Exploration

Tianhe (which translates as "Heavenly Harmony") is the core module and backbone of the Chinese space station, designed to provide the main living quarters and control centre for the station crew.

Low Earth Orbit
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Long March 3B/E | APStar-6D

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Communications

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry Corp. (CGWIC) for satellite production and launch services. It will deliver VSAT, video distribution, Direct-to-home television and cellular backhaul to the Asia-Pacific Region.

Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 1, 2020, midnight
Status: TBD
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic sample return mission, which is set to bring back at lest 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will perform a soft landing on the Moon, then rendezvous and dock with the return module in lunar orbit and fly back to the Earth.

Lunar Orbit
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