At 2:31 p.m. Beijing Time on 20 October 2014, China launched the Yaogan-22 remote sensingsatellite into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (TSLC). The TSLC is employed mainly for polar launches, such as meteorological, Earth resources and scientific satellites.
On 16 October 2014, India successfully sent its third navigation satellite IRNSS-1C into orbit on board of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The launch was on schedule at 01:32 local time from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
During the new Iranian calendar year which started on March 21, the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to launch seven satellites into space, Hamid Fezeli, Head of the Iran Space Agency (ISA) said. ISA is also host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices.