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China conducts three launches with Shiyan and Yaogan satellites

China has launched three rockets, from two different launch sites, in under 50 hours. The first launch happened on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 22:55 UTC, with the Kuaizhou 1A rocket launching two Shiyan Weixing satellites. It was followed by two Chang Zheng missions, of which one also belongs to the Shiyan line, and one to the equally secretive Yaogan series. Kuaizhou-1A Launches Shiyan 14 and 15 The KZ-1A rocket launched a double payload, consisting of the SY-14 and SY-15 satellites. The two payloads went to a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.52 degrees and an altitude of 488 by 506 km. Both payloads are listed with different purposes. The SY-14 payload is described as a scientific research and technology validation mission. This is similar to the usual labels that the Shiyan Weixing satellites receive, based on statements for the previous missions. It is not known which company or China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) subordinate built the payload. …and a video for this launch: pic.twitter.com/Fz3fEqscNf — Cosmic Penguin (@Cosmic_Penguin) September 25, 2022 The SY-15 payload was described as a land surveyor, city planning, and disaster monitoring satellite. This is the usual description for optical satellites, which also…

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China conducts three launches with Shiyan and Yaogan satellites

Too Fast! SpaceX's PREPARING Chopsticks Carriage & arms to INSTALL onto Starship's OLT 2…

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Too Fast! SpaceX’s PREPARING Chopsticks Carriage & arms to INSTALL onto Starship’s OLT 2…