According to the news of the Chinese agency Xinhua, the satellites, including earth observation, remote sensing and communication satellites, were launched from the Ciuçuen Satellite Center in Gansu province in the northwest of the country with the “CERES-1 Y7” rocket.
It was noted that the new generation observation satellite “Şiguang-1 01”, which includes hyperspectral, infrared and panchromatic equipment, will be used in the fields of monitoring natural resources, agriculture, forestry, smart cities and disaster prevention.
In addition, artificial intelligence-based remote sensing satellite “WonderJourney-1A”, “Starpool-1B” satellite supporting smart global positioning services with satellite communication and 4 “Şian Hangtou” optical observation satellites were sent into orbit within this group.
It was announced that the satellites were placed in the planned orbital position after the launch.
The launch was the 7th successful transport mission with the CERES-1 rocket.
The first launch was made on November 7, 2020, with the solid-fuel small carrier rocket developed by Beijing Shinghi Dongli Space Technology Corporation, aka “Galactic Energy”, and the last launch before that was on July 22.
The 19-meter-long, 1.4-meter-wide rocket can carry a load of up to 350 kilograms to Low Earth Orbit, 160 kilometers above the ground.
China’s space program uses Long March rockets, manufactured and developed by the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, as the main carrier.
In parallel with the increasing interest of the private sector in space rocket production in the world in recent years, it is observed that the Beijing administration also supports private sector initiatives in this field.
Apart from Galactic Energy, Chinese private companies are launching with i-Space “SQX-1Y1” rockets and Space Pioneer with “TL-2 Y1” rockets.