Sea launched Jielong-3 rocket carries Chinese internet communications test satellite

by | Dec 5, 2023 | China, Launches, Satellites, Seradata News

The four-stage solid rocket Jielong-3 (aka Smart Dragon-3) was launched from a launch platform in the sea off the coast near Yangjiang, Guangdong Province, China, at 1924 GMT on 5 December 2023 carrying the Weixing Hulianwang Jishu Shiyan 03 (WHJS-03) satellite for the China Satellite Network Group Co., Ltd. (China SatNet). The experimental internet communications spacecraft was placed into a Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit.

Jianglong-3 rocket launches from its sea launch platform on 5 December 2023. Courtesy: CCTV via YouTube

 

 

 

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