China places four satellites into LEO

by | Jun 11, 2021 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched a Long March 2D (CZ-2D) vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China, at 0303 GMT on 11 June 2021. The vehicle was carrying four satellites: BEIJING 3, a commercial earth observation satellite; HAISI 2, a ocean colour monitoring optical satellite; WANGWANG 1, a commercial astronomical satellite; and the TIANJIAN SPACE TEST NO-1 military technology test satellite. All four satellites were placed into an approximately 490 x 500 km, sun-synchronous low Earth orbit.

The Long March 2D lifts-off from Taiyuan

The Long March 2D lifts-off from Taiyuan. Courtesy of Xinhua/Zheng Taotao

 

Phil Hylands contributed to this article. 

 

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