China again sent dozens of satellites into space on Thursday (15/6/2023). The launch this time is the largest satellite sending constellation into space with one rocket.
According to a report by state-run Chinese media Xinhua , the Long March-2D Y88 rocket carried a record 41 satellites, including Jilin-1 Gaofen 06A, into space. The launch set a domestic record for the most satellites transported at one time.
The satellite will be used for commercial remote sensing services and related technology verification. It was the 476th flight mission of the Chinese-made Long March rocket series.
The satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 13:30 local time. This facility, also known as Base 25, is located in the Kelan area of northwestern China’s Shanxi province.
The facility was established in March 1966. The center was the second of four Chinese launch sites and became fully operational in 1968.
While the rocket used is a family of Chinese Long March rockets. The doctor’s first mission to outer space was in 1970 while the Long March 2D itself made its maiden flight in August 1992.
This rocket is most often used to launch the FSW-2 and 3 reconnaissance satellites. The general designer of the Long March 2D is Ma Jia.