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Long March 4B | Haiyang 2C

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 21, 2020, 5:40 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.


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Long March 11 | Gaofen-03-1

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Sea Launch
Sept. 15, 2020, 1:23 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.


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Kuaizhou-1A | Jilin-1-02C

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 12, 2020, 5:02 a.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Earth Science

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


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Long March 4B | Gaofen-11-02

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 7, 2020, 5:57 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.


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Long March 2F | Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Sept. 4, 2020, 7:30 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Test Flight

The payload is an experimental reusable spacecraft. It is rumored to be a prototype of a reusable spaceplane (similar to Boeing X-37B vehicle). The spacecraft stayed in orbit for two days and returned to Earth on September 6. Though the landing site was not disclosed, the spacecraft is presumed to have landed at an airbase near Lop Nor nuclear test site.


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Long March 2D | Gaofen-9-05

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 23, 2020, 2:27 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.


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Long March 2D | Gaofen-9-04

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Aug. 6, 2020, 4:01 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a state-sponsored programme aimed to develop a near-real time, all-weather, global surveillance network consisting of satellite, near-space (stratosphere) airships, and aerial observation platforms.


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Long March 4B | Ziyuan-3-03

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
July 25, 2020, 3:13 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

Ziyuan is a series of remote sensing satellites in Sun-synchronous orbit around Earth. Ziyuan 3-02 is a Chinese Earth observation satellite, a high-resolution imaging satellite operated by the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China.


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Long March 5 | Tianwen-1 (Mars Global Remote Sensing Orbiter and Small Rover)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
July 23, 2020, 4:41 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Robotic Exploration

Tianwen-1 ("questions to heaven") Mars mission includes a Martian orbiter and a lander/rover duo. This will be China's first mission to Mars. The spacecraft will reach Mars in February 2021. Lander will remain attached to the orbiter for two to three months before attempting its landing. The chosen landing area is Utopia Planitia, a huge basin formed by a large impact far back in Mars' history. The rover is expected to be in operation for about 90 Martian sols. The Tianwen-1 orbiter will provide a relay communication link to the rover while performing its own scientific observations for one Martian year. The orbiter will operate in a polar orbit in order to map Mars' morphology and geological structure while also using the Mars-Orbiting Subsurface Exploration Radar instrument to investigate soil characteristics and water-ice distribution. It will also measure the ionosphere and the electromagnetic and gravitational fields, the new paper reported. The rover will have 13 instruments detecting things such as topography, soil, environment, atmosphere, water ice, physical field and internal structure. It will investigate the surface soil characteristics and water-ice distribution with its own Subsurface Exploration Radar. It will also analyze surface material composition and characteristics of the Martian climate and environment on the surface.

Heliocentric N/A
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Kuaizhou-11 | Maiden Flight

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
July 10, 2020, 4:17 a.m.
Status: Failure
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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