China launches 13 satellites on a single Long March 6 rocket – Space.com October 21, 2020 – Space Saturdays November 7, 2020

I saw this announcement last night on Space.com – China launches 13 satellites on a single Long March 6 rocket: https://www.space.com/china-long-march-6-rocket-launches-13-satellites. Worth a read if you are into things space-related. The article has a video and several photos. It’s a longer article, but you can read more in the link.

By Andrew Jones November 6, 2020

China launched a Long March 6 rocket early Friday (Nov. 6), successfully sending 13 satellites into orbit.

The Long March 6 lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 11:19 a.m. local time Friday (0319 GMT; 10:19 p.m. EDT on Nov. 5) carrying 10 remote sensing satellites for Satellogic, an Argentine imagery company.

Each 90-lb. (41 kilograms) satellite carries multispectral and hyperspectral imaging payloads. They have been designed to operate in orbit for at least three years.

Satellogic signed a contractwith China Great Wall Industry Corporation, an arm of China’s main space contractor, in January 2019 for launches to deploy 90 satellites. Satellogic has previously received funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.

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https://www.space.com/china-long-march-6-rocket-launches-13-satellites

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