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Two Chinese launches: Long March 2D and Long March 6 put satellites into orbit

China successfully completed two launches in the past twelve hours, placing four satellites into orbit in total.

First, in the evening of September 26th, a Long March 2D rocket launched a “remote sensing” satellite into orbit. This was then followed in the morning of September 27th with the launch of a Long March 6 rocket, putting three “experimental” Earth observation satellites into orbit. We know nothing more about any of these satellites.

The article at the link lists a third launch, of a Kuaizhou-1A rocket, but I have already reported that.

The leaders in the 2022 launch race:

43 SpaceX
41 China
12 Russia
7 Rocket Lab

American private enterprise still leads China 60 to 41 in the national rankings. Against the entire world combined, the U.S. now trails 60 to 61.

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  • James Street

    It baffles me that so many Americans at high levels of government, corporations and academia so easily betray America:

    “Communist China Brings Home 162 Nuclear Scientists (Read: Spies) From New Mexico”
    “The report asserted that between 1987 and 2021, at least 162 scientists who passed through the nuclear research lab returned and worked with the Chinese government.

    Of these, 15 were permanent staff members, many carrying very high levels of security clearances.

    Strider Technologies found that ‘at least one of these staff members held a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ‘Q Clearance’ allowing access to Top Secret Restricted Data and National Security Information.’

    To their credit, Fox News does a fair job of calling the “recruitment” what it very likely is: ‘a decades-long campaign to insert and recruit allied researchers’.

    In the vernacular, those are called ‘spies.’

    And China’s not content with the nuclear game. Western universities have seen a fair share of researchers paid by China, and in July FBI Director Christopher Wray was warning that China is — almost literally — everywhere.”

  • john hare

    I know it’s just cheerleading, but I want the US to stay in the lead against the whole world. Just as I was happy for SpaceX to be ahead of Russia and China combined for a while this year.

  • James Street

    “Just as I was happy for SpaceX to be ahead of Russia and China combined”

    Heh heh heh… john hare, I agree. I’m also happy that the godless Chicom commies most certainly monitor Robert’s blog and go apoplectic every time they read that sentence.

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