China launches multiple satellites in back to back launches
by Staff Writers
Taiyuan, China (XNA) Sep 27, 2022
China on Tuesday launched a Long March-6 rocket carrying three satellites into space.
The rocket blasted off at 7:50 am (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi and sent the Shiyan 16A, Shiyan 16B and Shiyan 17 satellites into the preset orbit.
Shiyan means "experiment" in Chinese. The Shiyan satellite trio will provide data for land survey, urban planning, and disaster prevention and mitigation.
It was the 440th flight mission of the Long March series rockets, according to the launch center.
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The satellite, Yaogan-36, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 9:38 pm (Beijing Time) and has entered the planned orbit successfully.
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The pair of satellites, Shiyan 14 and Shiyan 15, were lifted at 6:55 am (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi and soon entered the preset orbit.
The Shiyan 14 will mainly be used to conduct scientific experiments and verify new technologies, while the Shiyan 15 will provide data in the fields of land survey, urban planning, and disaster prevention and mitigation.
It was the 18th flight mission of the Kuaizhou 1A series rockets, according to the launch center.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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