by Staff Writers
Jiuquan (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, "TK-1", from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
The satellite, carried by the rocket "KT-2", blasted off from the launch center at 7:53 a.m. Friday, and it later entered its intended orbit.
"TK-1" is the first satellite independently developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) and will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and experiments in minisatellite-based technologies.
The "KT-2" rocket is one of the five carrier systems in the CASIC commercial space plan. It features high carrying efficiency and adaptability, according to the CASIC.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
China will launch a space station core module in 2018 as the first step in completing the country's first space outpost, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) on Thursday. The core module of the space station, named "Tianhe-1" according to previous reports, will be launched on board a new-generation Long March-5 heavyweight carrier rocket, ... read more
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