China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket
by Staff Writers
Taiyuan (XNA) Nov 15, 2019
Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province Wednesday.
The five Ningxia-1 satellites were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 2:35 p.m. (Beijing Time).
The satellites are part of a commercial satellite project invested by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co., Ltd. and will be mainly used for remote sensing detection.
The satellites and carrier rocket were developed by the DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.
Wednesday's launch was the 318th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
ATLAS Space Operations partners with Aevum to support ASLON-45 Space Lift
Traverse City MI (SPX) Nov 12, 2019
ATLAS Space Operations reports a new partnership and collaboration on The Agile Small Launch Operational Normalizer (ASLON)-45 space lift mission. The partnership expands on the existing collaboration between ATLAS and Aevum with the $4.9 million ASLON-45 mission, which provides orbital launch services to the Department of Defense (DOD) Space Test Program and other government agencies. By facilitating experimental satellites in low-Earth orbit, ATLAS and Aevum will help the DOD improve their real- ... read more
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