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China Launches 5 New Earth Observation Satellites into Orbit (Video)


China Launches 5 New Earth Observation Satellites into Orbit (Video) A Chinese Long March 11 rocket successfully launched five new remote-sensing satellites today (Sept. 19). The rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gobi Desert at 2:42 p.m. local time (2:42 a.m. EDT; 0642 GMT), lofting the Zhuhai-1 Group-3 satellites into orbit. Those satellites will join a commercial satellite constellation built and operated by the Chinese company Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co., Ltd. That constellation, called Zhuhai-1, will ultimately consist of 34 small satellites...   More



(Source: Space.com - Sep 20)

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