China sent two “Şiyan” class earth observation satellites and “Yaogan” class military intelligence satellite into space, designed for scientific experiments and detailed ground observations. In addition, 14 satellites with earth observation satellites Chilu-2 and Chilu-3 were launched from the Tayyuan Satellite Center in Shaanshi province with a Long March 2D rocket.
China has launched three earth observation satellites, one of which is for military purposes.
According to the news of Xinhua, the Xian-22A and Xian-22B satellites and the “Yaogan-37” satellite were launched from the Ciuçuen Satellite Center in the Gobi Desert with the Long March-2D rocket the previous day. It was reported that the satellites were placed in the planned orbital position after the launch. It has been reported that the Xian satellites, which means “experiment” in Chinese, and the Yaogan satellite, which means “remote sensing”, will be used to test orbital technologies for observing the space environment.
25 ACTIVE IN ORGANIZATION The launch was the 461st successful transport mission with Long March rockets. China launched the Xian-20A and Xian-20B satellites on December 12, 2022, and the Xian-21 satellite on December 17, 2022. 25 of the Şiyan satellites, which were launched into space for the first time in 2004, are active in orbit. Within the scope of the Yaogan satellite program, which is estimated to be for military intelligence purposes, the last Yaogan-36 satellite was sent into space on December 15, 2022.
SEND 14 SATELLITE TO SPACE AT ONE TIME
It is reported that China sent 14 satellites into space in a single launch.
According to the news of the Chinese news agency Xinhua, 14 satellites, including the earth observation satellites Chilu-2 and Chilu-3, were launched from the Tayyuen Satellite Center in Shaanshi province with a Long March 2D rocket. It was reported that the satellites were placed in the planned orbital position after the launch. The launch was the 462nd successful transport mission with Long March rockets.