Satnews Daily
September 25th, 2019

China's Long March-2D Rocket Sends Yunhai-1 02 Satellite into Orbit

China sends the Yunhai-1 02 satellite into planned orbit. Photo is courtesy of Xinhua.

On September 25, China launched a new satellite into planned orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert on Wednesday.

The Yunhai-1 02 satellite, launched on a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 8:54 a.m. (Beijing Time), will be used mainly for detecting the atmospheric and marine environment and space environment, as well as disaster control and other scientific experiments.

Both the satellite and the carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The launch was the 313th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

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