China launches set of two new cartography satellites

by | Aug 19, 2021 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched the Tianhui 2-02-A and B satellites on a Long March 4B (CZ-4B) vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre, China, at 2232 GMT on 18 August. The satellites were deployed into a sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit of approximately 500 km x 520 km. They will be used to provide Earth imaging and cartographic products for the Chinese authorities.

The Long March 4B lifts-off carrying the two payloads in to LEO. Courtesy of Xinhua/Zheng Bin

Phil Hylands contributed to this artcile

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