Rocket with 5 Satellites launched by China

Image Credits : Xinhua News

China on Wednesday launched 5 Satellites in a Single Rocket ,And all the remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province according to Xinhua News.

The Five Ninxia -1 Satellites were launched by Long March-6 carrier rocket at 14:35 Hrs (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.

Earlier Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft has departed from a faraway asteroid and begun its yearlong journey back to Earth. The spacecraft left with samples of the asteroid in its cabinet and is expected to return to Earth in late 2020 completing its successful mission. According to Japan’s space agency, Jaxa, said the collected samples could shed light on the origins of the Solar System.

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