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XX Jan 2021 Long March-4C Yaogan-31 Group 02
31 Jan 2021 Smart Dragon Hainan-1 Group 01
Q1 2021 Long March 11 TBD
5 Feb 2021 Long March 3B Tianhui
Chinese New Year Launch Break!
Correction.

24 Jan 2021 Smart Dragon-1 Hainan-1 Group 01 satellites
31 Jan 2021 Long March-11 unknown payloads
4 Feb 2021 Long March-4C Yaogan-31 Group 02 surveillance satellites
5 Feb 2021 Long March-3B Tianhui stereo mapping satellite or GEO SAR satellite

Chinese New Year Launch Break!
 

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LandSpace liquid oxygen and liquid methane fueled rocket Zhuque-2 test of separation of payload fairing in Jan 2021. The methalox rocket ZhuQue-2 is scheduled to attempt an orbital flight by the end of 2021.
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A Long March 3B rocket launched a Tiantong-1-03 communication satellite from Xichang on 20 Jan 2021.
It is the 358 flight of Long March series.

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 389
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 136
Xichang - 152
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Yellow Sea - 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 3B rocket will launch XX satellites from Xichang on 5 Feb 2021.
A Long March 4C rocket launched the Yaogan-31 Group 02 surveillance satellites from Jiuquan on 29 Jan 2021.
It is the 359 flight of Long March series.

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 390
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 137
Xichang - 152
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 3B rocket will launch a Tianhui-3 GEO SAR satellite from Xichang on 5 Feb 2021.
 

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LandSpace 80 ton thrust methalox engine TQ-12 400 seconds hot fire test on 30 Jan 2021
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Confirmed private Chinese launch schedule in 2021(Updated as of Jan 2021):
An iSpace Hyperbola-1 rocket will launch a Fangzhou-2 satellite into SSO on XX Feb 2021.
A Galactic Energy Ceres-1 rocket will launch XX satellites in May 2021.

A LandSpace ZhuQue-2 rocket will launch XX satellites into SSO in Q3 2021.
A ZhongKe Aerospace ZK-1A rocket will launch XX satellites in Sept 2021.

To be determined:
An iSpace Hyperbola-2 rocket will launch XX satellites in Q4 2021.

Red==Solid fueled launcher
Blue==non-reusable liquid fueled launcher
Green==Reusable liquid fueled launcher
 

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State-owned launches for 2021(Updated as of Jan 2021):

Long March launches(40+):

A CASC Long March 3B rocket will launch a Tianhui-3 GEO SAR satellite from Xichang on 5 Feb 2021
A CASC Long March 7A rocket will launch a new techonology experiment satellite 6-02 in Mar 2021
A CASC Long March 5B rocket will launch the Chinese Space Station(CSS) core module "Tianhe" from Wenchang in Apr 2021
A CASC Long March 7 rocket will launch the Tianzhou 2 cargo delivery ship to the Chinese Space Station from Wenchang in Apr 2021
A CASC Long March 2F rocket will launch the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft with 3 crews to the Chinese Space Station from Jiuquan in June 2021
A CASC Long March 7 rocket will launch the Tianzhou 3 cargo delivery ship to the Chinese Space Station from Wenchang in August 2021
A CASC Long March 2F rocket will launch the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft with 3 crews to the Chinese Space Station from Jiuquan in Sept 2021
A CASC Long March 3B rocket will launch a Fenyun 4B meteorological satellite in Q1 2021
A CASC Long March 4C rocket will launch a Fenyun 3E meteorological satellite in Q1 2021
A CASC Long March 4C rocket will launch a Gaofen 3-02 SAR satellite in Q1 2021
A CASC Long March 6 rocket will launch a Earth Science Satellite in June 2021
A CASC Long March 4C rocket will launch a Gaofen 3-03 SAR satellite in Q2 2021
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A CASC Long March 6A rocket will launch XX satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3B rocket will launch a Zhongxing 6-D communication satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3B rocket will launch a Zhongxing 9-D communication satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch a Zhongxing 19 communication satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch a Zhongxing 26 communication satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3C rocket will launch a Tianlian 1-05 relay satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch a Tianlian 2-02 relay satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3B rocket will launch two XX satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3C rocket will launch a Beidou-3 global navigation MEO-25 satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3C rocket will launch a Beidou-3 global navigation MEO-26 satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 3C rocket will launch a Beidou-3 global navigation MEO-27 satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch a new techonology experiment satellite 7-01 on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 2D rocket will launch a Gaofen 9-06 Earth observation satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 4B rocket will launch a Haiyang 2D oceanography satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 4C rocket will launch a Gaofen 5-02 Earth observation satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 4C rocket will launch a L-band differential interferometric binary satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch a Greenhouse Gas Detection satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 11 rocket will launch the Zhuhai 1 constellation satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 6 rocket will launch the Qilu 1 constellation satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 2D rocket will launch a Zhangheng 1 Electromagnetic monitoring satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 4B rocket will launch a Ziyuan 1-02E Earth Obersvation satellite on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 6 rocket will launch a Ningxia 1 Group 02 remote sensing satellites on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March 2D rocket will launch a Shijian 19 satellite for unknown purposes on XX XX 2021
A CASC Long March XX rocket will launch the Solar h α spectroscopic detection of double hyperstandard satellites on XX XX 2021
[Sea Launch]A CASC Long March 11 rocket will launch XX satellites on XX XX 2021
[Sea Launch]A CASC Long March 11 rocket will launch XX satellites on XX XX 2021
[Sea Launch]A CASC Long March 11 rocket will launch XX satellites on XX XX 2021
[Sea Launch]A CASC Long March 11 rocket will launch XX satellites on XX XX 2021

Unconfirmed number of CASC Smart Dragon launches
Unconfirmed number of CASIC Kuaizhou launches

The list will be updated by time and only for reference.
 
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A Long March 4C rocket launched the Yaogan-31 Group 02 surveillance satellites from Jiuquan on 29 Jan 2021.
It is the 359 flight of Long March series.

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 390
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 137
Xichang - 152
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2
An iSpace Hyperbola-1 rocket launched a Fangzhou-2 cubesat from Jiuquan on 1 Feb 2021 but failed to reach orbit.
It is the 2nd flight of Hyperbola series.

A list of orbital launches by Chinese private launchers:
27 Oct 2018 LandSpace ZhuQue-1,failure
27 Mar 2019 OneSpace OS-M,failure
25 July 2019 iSpace Hyperbola-1,successful
7 Nov 2020 Galactic Energy Ceres-1,successful
1 Feb 2021 iSpace Hyperbola-1,failure

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 391
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 137
Xichang - 153
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 3B rocket will launch a Tianhui-3 GEO SAR satellite from Xichang on 5 Feb 2021.
 

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An iSpace Hyperbola-1 rocket launched a Fangzhou-2 cubesat from Jiuquan on 1 Feb 2021 but failed to reach orbit.
It is the 2nd flight of Hyperbola series.

A list of orbital launches by Chinese private launchers:
27 Oct 2018 LandSpace ZhuQue-1,failure
27 Mar 2019 OneSpace OS-M,failure
25 July 2019 iSpace Hyperbola-1,successful
7 Nov 2020 Galactic Energy Ceres-1,successful
1 Feb 2021 iSpace Hyperbola-1,failure

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 391
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 138
Xichang - 152
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 3B rocket will launch a Tianhui-3 GEO SAR satellite from Xichang on 5 Feb 2021.
A Long March 3B/E rocket launched a mysterious TJSW-6 satellite from Xichang on 4 Feb 2021.
It is the 360 flight of Long March series.

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 392
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 138
Xichang - 153
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 2D rocket will launch XX satellites on XX Feb 2021.
 

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A Long March 3B/E rocket launched a mysterious TJSW-6 satellite from Xichang on 4 Feb 2021.
It is the 360 flight of Long March series.

Orbital launches from Chinese launch centers: 392
(Long March/Kuaizhou/Smart Dragon/Kaituozhe/Hyperbola/Ceres)
Jiuquan - 138
Xichang - 153
Taiyuan - 89
Wenchang - 10
Sea Launches- 2

Coming up next:
A Long March 2D rocket will launch XX satellites on XX Feb 2021.
That was unexpected. Next launch is most likely GEO SAR Tianhui-3.
 

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