Satnews Daily
September 4th, 2014

China—Moving Chuangxin-1-04 + 2nd Smart Sat To Orbit (Launch)

The launch of Chuangxin-1-04 and a second, unnamed satellite.

Photo is courtesy of Xinhua and Gong Lei.

[SatNews] A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying Chuangxin-1-04 has lifted off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province.

On September 4, 2014, China successfully launched two satellites via one rocket at 8:15 a.m. Thursday Beijing Time (0015 GMT) at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, as reported by Xinhuanet. One of the satellites is the Chuangxin-1-04, which is designed to collect and transmit data on hydrology, weather, electric power, and disaster relief. The other is a "smart satellite" that will conduct multimedia telecommunications experiments.

The two satellites have reached their preset orbits via the Long March-2D vehicle, the launch center said. This launch marked the 192nd mission for the Long March rocket family.