The carrier rocket orbited three satellites
China on Monday made a successful launch of a commercial rocket”, Quijo-1A” (Kuaizhou-1A) on solid fuel.
The launch was made at 12.11 am local time (7.11 MSK) from the spaceport of Jiuquan in the Gobi desert. The carrier rocket put into orbit three satellites: JL-1, CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1.
Companion JL-1 is a multifunctional companion that can transmit to Earth high-definition video. It can be used in particular in geodetic purposes. Two other satellites — CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1 — an experimental satellite for testing in low Earth orbit network of narrow-band communication and exchange of data at high frequencies. The launch of the carrier rocket answered the Chinese aerospace company CASIC (China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation).
It was noted earlier that a family of missiles”, Quijo-1″ is intended primarily for distribution to low orbit satellites weighing up to 300 pounds.
In mid-September it was reported that China plans to build first spaceport for commercial use in Wuhan (Hubei province). As has noted then the representative of CASIC Zhang Di, by 2020 according to the plans, the number of produced carrier rockets will be 50 pieces of commercial satellites — 140.
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