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China’s Long March 11 rocket lofts Earth-imaging and tech demo satellites
22 January 2019
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.