China launches new-tech experiment twin satellites
by Staff Writers
Xichang, China (XNA) Jun 28, 2018
China successfully launched new-tech experiment twin satellites on the Long March-2C rocket from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center Wednesday morning.
The twin satellites were launched at 11:30 a.m., and entered their intended orbit.
The twin-satellites missions are to link the inter-satellite network and conduct new technology tests on satellites earth-observation.
It was the 278th mission of the Long March rocket series.
Source: Xinhua News
China confirms reception of data from Gaofen-6 satellite
Beijing (XNA) Jun 07, 2018
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confirmed that one of its institutes Monday successfully tracked and received imaging data from the newly-launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-6. The Aerospace Information Research Institute said the Miyun station of China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station received the first batch of observation data from the Gaofen-6 satellite. There was 40GB of data and the mission lasted six minutes. The Gaofen-6 satellite was launched on a Long March-2D ... read more
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