China launches five satellites in April launch of Long March 11

by | Apr 26, 2018 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

China has launched four imaging satellites OHS-2A, -2B, -2C, and -2D and one video satellite OVS-2A into low Earth orbit (LEO) for Zhuhai Orbital Control Engineering Ltd at 0442 GMT on 26 April 2018.  The Long March 11 (CZ-11) launch vehicle was launched from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in China.

The privately owned Chinese Orbital earth observation system will eventually consist of 12 OVS video imaging satellites and the four OHS hyperspectral imaging satellites launched on this occasion. The OHS-2A satellite also carries the name “QINGKEDA-1” after the Qingdao University of Science and Technology which participated in the development of the satellite.

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