Update: China launches seven satellites

(07 Mar 2022) A Chang Zheng-2C launch vehicle successfully launched six GalaxySpace satellites, and the Xingyuan-2 satellite as secondary passenger from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) on 5 March.

China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC), provided the launch services for all the satellites in this mission.

The six GalaxySpace satellites, designed and developed by GalaxySpace, will be used for in-orbit validation of multi-satellite joint operation, constellation building, and communications & remote sensing integrated services.

Xingyuan-2 is a 6U remote sensing CubeSat.

CZ-2C is a liquid two-stage launcher designed and manufactured by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), also a subsidiary of CASC. The designed capacity of CZ-2C is 1,200 kg for 700 km Sun-synchronous orbit. The largest payload fairing of CZ-2C is 4.2 m in diameter. This was the 60th launch of CZ-2C.

CGWIC is a commercial organisation authorised by the Chinese government to provide commercial launch services, satellite systems and to carry out space technology co-operation.

Since Chang Zheng launch vehicles entered the international market in 1990, CGWIC has completed 68 commercial launches for 69 international satellites (including 12 IOD communication satellites and 3 IOD remote sensing satellites) and 37 domestic satellites. In addition, CGWIC has conducted 42 rideshare missions, sending 27 international payloads (including 1 IOD remote sensing satellite) and 95 domestic payloads into orbits.

Reference: CGWIC PR

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