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China Successfully Launches Long March 11 Rocket

23 January 2019
Spaceflight Now reports that China successfully launched a Long March 11 rocket from the Jiuquan space base in northwest China’s Inner Mongolia region. The mission was China’s second of the year, and released “four satellites into orbits more than 300 miles (500 kilometers) in altitude, adding two spacecraft to the Chinese-owned Jilin 1 commercial Earth-imaging constellation and deploying two smallsats on tech demo missions.” The primary payloads were two “hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellites to join the Chinese Jilin 1 remote sensing fleet.” Two smallsats will test a “planned constellation of Earth observation and data relay satellites planned by Beijing ZeroG Technology,” and will also verify “radio communication and small remote sensing experiments.” (Image: Long March 2F rocket launch, June 12, 2013. Credit: Associated Press–©)
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