Ceres-1 small launcher puts seven Chinese small sats into orbit

by | Aug 11, 2023 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

A Ceres-1 (Gushenxing-1) rocket built by private Chinese company Galactic Energy successfully launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China at 0404 GMT on 10 August. The mission reportedly carried seven satellites into LEO however, despite there being a consensus on what the satellites are, who owns and/or built them is a source of debate for Western observers. 

Xiguang-1 01; Xingchi-1B; Diwei Zhineng Yingji-1; and four Xi’an Hongtou units numbered -88,-96,-104, and -112 were onboard.

The Ceres-1 rocket lifts-off from the desert. Courtesy: Xinhua/Wang Jiangbo

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