Long March 4C puts Yaogan 17 satellite and two subsats into orbit

by | Sep 4, 2013 | China, commercial launch services, Satellites | 0 comments

According to the Chinese news service Xinhua, a Long March 4c launch which took place from the Jiuquan launch site in China on 1 September (2 September local time)  was carrying a scientific satellite payload for land survey work.   Western analysts think that the Yaogan 17 payload and two subsatellites carried are actually used for ocean electronic intelligence/surveillance.  Lift off took place at 1916 GMT.

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