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Long March 2C | Yaogan-30-06

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
March 24, 2020, 3:40 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Government/Top Secret

The Yaogan 30-01-01 to 30-01-03 (Remote Sensing Satellite-30-01-01 to 30-01-03) satellites, were launched by CZ-2C rocket from China's Xichang space center on 29 September 2017. The purpose is not confirmed, although the news reports hint towards a SIGINT mission, especially to detect ships by their radio emissions. They are also known as CX 5 by the manufacturer. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.


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Long March 7A | TJS-6 (Maiden Flight)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
March 16, 2020, 1:34 p.m.
Status: Failure
Mission: Test Flight

This is the first flight of the Long March 7A which is a new configuration of the Long March 7 launch vehicle. The difference is that 7A variant includes an additional third stage, allowing the rocket to perform GTO launches. This is also the first mission out of Wenchang cosmodrome in 2020.


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Long March 3B | Beidou-3 G2

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
March 9, 2020, 11:55 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Navigation

This satellite is a part of the geostationary component of the 3rd phase of the Chinese Beidou (Compass) satellite navigation system. It features a phased array antenna for navigation signals and a laser retroreflector and additionally deployable S/L-band and C-band antennas.


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Long March 2D | XJS-C, XJS-D, XJS-E, XJS-F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Feb. 19, 2020, 9:07 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Earth Science

These are four experimental satellites which will be used mainly to test some Earth observation technologies.


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Kuaizhou-1A | Yinhe-1

ExPace | CHN
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 16, 2020, 3:02 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Yinhe 1 is technology demonstration mission for the planned 144 satellite global 5G communications constellation which is to be built by Chinese Galaxy Space company.


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Long March 2D | Jilin-1 Wideband 01, Tianqi-4, ÑuSat-7 & 8

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Jan. 15, 2020, 2:53 a.m.
Status: Success
Unknown Mission

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


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Long March 3B | TJS-5 (TJSW-5)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Jan. 7, 2020, 3:20 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

TJS-5 is a geostationary communications satellite. It offers satellite communication, television and broadcasting services, while also verifying high-throughput communications technology.


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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. 27, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Communications

Shijian 20 is an experimental geostationary communications satellite. This is also a return-to-flight launch for Long March 5 after a July 2017 failure.


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Long March 4B | CBERS-4A

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China
Dec. 20, 2019, 3:22 a.m.
Status: Success
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 3B/YZ-1 | Beidou-3 M19 & M20

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Dec. 16, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Status: Success
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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