China launches communications satellite for Bolivia
Xichang, Sichuan (XNA) Dec 21, 2013 – China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 0:42 a.m (Beijing Time) Saturday. Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma was present, the first time a foreign head of state has witnessed a satellite launch in China. The satellite was produced by China Aerospace Science and … more

Satellite of Russia’s early warning constellation burns down in atmosphere
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 23, 2013 – The Kosmos-2393 satellite integrated in the Oko system, the space component of Russia’s early warning system ceased to exist Saturday night, Interfax was told at the Vympel interstate joint-stock company, which is part of the Almaz-Antei air defense corporation. “According to our knowledge, the satellite disintegrated entering the atmosphere somewhere above the Southern Hemisphere last nig … more