China launches new remote-sensing satellites

(19 Jul 2021) Rocket: Chang Zheng 2C; Payload: three Yaogan-30-10 satellites, Tianqi-15; Date: 19 July 2021, 0019 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The spacecraft were deployed into approx. 590 km x 601 km x 35.00 degrees orbits.

It was the 10th group belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, and the last to be launched. According to state media, the satellites will survey the electromagnetic environment and verify relevant technologies by adopting multi-satellite network mode.

Also aboard was Tianqi-15, a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation, which will serve the Internet of Things data collection.

The launch also included an experimental attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairings.

Reference: Xinhua, NasaSpaceFlight

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