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China’s Long March 11 rocket lofts Earth-imaging and tech demo satellites

22 January 2019

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China's second space launch of the year 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.

A solid-fueled, four-stage Long March 11 rocket fired the four satellites into orbit at 0542 GMT (12:42 a.m. EST) Monday from the Jiuquan space base in northwest China's Inner Mongolia region.

Source: Spaceflight Now

Image credit: Xinhua - China's Long March 11 rocket fires into space Monday from the Jiuquan space base.