China launches Shiyan 6 and 4 micro satellites into orbit

China sent Shiyan 6 satellite into space on a Long March 2D carrier rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, along with four micro satellites.

China launches Shiyan 6 and 4 micro satellites into orbit

Shiyan 6 will be mainly used for detecting space environment and testing relative technologies. Two Tianping 1 micro satellites will be deployed for accuracy calibration of ground monitoring equipment.

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Jiading 1 micro satellite is the first one of a low-orbit commercial communication network “Xiangyun” developed by a Shanghai-based company Space OK.

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Another micro satellite is developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of CAS for carrying experiments on adopting the android system in space and the open source satellite software.

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The flight is the 292nd launch of Long March series rockets.

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