News Listings for Xichang

  • Xiamen Airlines plans long-haul expansion with 787s

    News | 26 Mar 2015 06:19 | Mavis Toh

    Xiamen Airlines will launch its first long-haul service to Amsterdam using Boeing 787-8 aircraft this July.
  • Chinese Long March successfully puts communications satellite into orbit

    News | 03 May 2013 09:10 | Zach Rosenberg

    A Long March 3B successfully launched on 1 May from Xichang in Sichuan Province, China.
  • China launches 16th Beidou satellite

    News | 26 Oct 2012 10:02 | Zach Rosenberg

    <p>China has launched its 16th Beidou navigation satellite from the Xichang launch site in central China. The launch was successful, according to Chinese state...
  • VIDEO: China's lunar sample return, spacewalk and space station docking concepts revealed

    News | 18 Aug 2007 09:02 | Rob Coppinger

    Flightglobal has obtained a promotional video from Chinese aerospace prime contractor China Academy of Space Technology that shows computer generated video images of the country's first spacewalk, a lunar sample return rocket launching and...
  • Spaceflight picture of the week: 28 July 2006

    News | 27 Jul 2006 23:00

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  • In orbit

    News | 02 May 2005 23:00

    <p>* Germany is to launch two geosynchronous military communications satellites by 2009, under the €1 billion SatcomBw Stage 2 programme. An EADS and ND SatCom team has been selected for negotiations over a consortium of T-Systems, OHB-System and Thales.</p> <p>* NASA has delayed launch of the STS 114/Discovery Space Shuttle return-to-flight by a week to no earlier than 22 May "to review processing and other issues".</p> <p>* NASA will search for signs of the ill-fated Beagle 2 lander once its Mars reconnaissance orbiter arrives at the planet in 2006, using its high-resolution camera and imaging spectrometer.</p> <p>* Space Systems/Loral has signed a contract with ICO Satellite Management to build a 2GHz mobile communications satellite. The company is already building the first of two satellites for TerreStar Networks – the other company licensed to provide 2GHz mobile satellite services throughout the USA.</p> <p>* China Satellite Communications has awarded Alcatel Space a contrac