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This post incorrectly reported a Chinese launch as occurring today when it had actually occurred (and was reported previously. I have therefore deleted it. Sorry about the error.

The leaders in the 2021 launch thus remain as follows:

23 China
20 SpaceX
12 Russia
3 Northrop Grumman

The U.S. still leads China 29 to 24 in the national rankings.

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3 comments

  • Mark

    If this is for the Chinese military to track U.S. naval deployments, then it might be one of the last puzzle pieces needed to accomplish an invasion of Taiwan.

  • mkent

    Using its Long March 2C rocket, China yesterday successfully placed three more naval reconnaissance satellites into orbit, raising that constellation to 30 satellites.

    and

    No word on whether there was any attempt to control the first stage and fairings, as was done on the previous Long March 2C launch.

    These are the same launch: Yaogan-30 #10 on 19 July 2021.

  • MKent: You are right. The report I linked to came out today, so I misread it as a new launch. This post will be trashed appropriately.

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