JIUQUAN — China launched two satellites for multispectral imaging on a Long March-11 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China at 1:42 pm on Jan 21.
The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.
The two satellites, part of Jilin-1 satellite family, were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co Ltd.
Loaded with a multispectral imager and infrared camera, they will form a network with the 10 previously launched Jilin-1 satellites, providing remote sensing data and services for forestry, shipping, resource and environmental monitoring.
The launch also carried two test satellites. Lingque-1A is the first verifying satellite for the Lingque Constellation planned by Beijing ZeroG Technology Co Ltd. It can take photos of Earth, conduct high-speed data transmission and inter-satellite communication.
Xiaoxiang-1 03 is a technology test satellite developed by Spacety Co Ltd based in Changsha, Hunan province. It will be used to verify radio communication and small remote sensing experiments.
It is the 299th mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.