Long March 6 launches a remote sensing Earth sciences satellite for China

by | Nov 5, 2021 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched a Long March 6 (CZ-6) vehicle from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, China, at 0219 GMT on 5 November. The vehicle was carrying the SDGSAT-1 satellite developed by the China Academy of Sciences to provide Remote Sensing data to support Earth Sciences. The satellite carries a thermal infra-red, multi-spectral and low light level imaging payloads. It is also known as the Guangmu Earth Science Satellite (Guangmu-1).

The Long March 6 rocket lifting-off from Taiyuan with its payload. Courtesy of Xinhua/Zheng Bin

 

Phil Hylands contributed to this article.

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