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On the 18th June 2021 in Friday afternoon CNSA _China National Space Administration -China – People’s Republic of China At 1430 hours Hong Kong –Beijing Time on an early morning past midnight…. China successfully launched the advance Earth Sciences – Remote sensing Communications Apocalypse Satellites using the Long March 2C Chang Zheng 2C carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center Sichuan Province Lift off. The satellite successfully entered the scheduled orbit satellite enters a predetermined orbit. The mission also carried and launched 14 stars in the constellation of Apocalypse. This mission is the 375th flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets.

In which it’s only yesterday that the successful launch of the Long March –Chang Zheng 2F carrier rocket three Taikonauts to the CNSA-CMS-BRI-  China National Space Admistraton – China Manned Space Agency- Belt and Road initiative CSS China Space Station .. from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on 17th June 2021..

China- People’s Republic of China successfully launched Remote Sensing No. 30 Group 09 satellites using the Long March- Chang Zheng 2C carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center The mission also carried and launched 14 stars in the constellation of Apocalypse. This is a micro-nano satellite loaded with a data acquisition payload, as a supplement to the ground network, which can realize data acquisition in blind areas of the ground network coverage. This is the 375th launch of the Long March series of carrier rockets and the 56th launch of the Long March 2C carrier rocket….

the Apocalypse Constellation are a component of the Apocalypse Internet of Things constellation and are mainly used to provide data collection and transmission services… this Launch marks the first launch after the spring festival in which the satellites in the deployed satellites from the launch mission was a complete success, the number of satellites in orbit increased to 24, and the network performance was further improved in which they were design manufactured  by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences…

This year, the Chang-2C rocket is expected to perform 7 more launch missions, which is also the year with the largest number of launches in the history of the Chang-2C rocket. In the follow-up launch missions this year, the Chang-2C rocket will also adopt a new configuration and increase its carrying capacity.


In order to cope with the situation of high-density launch of models, the Chang-2 C rocket team, under the leadership of the model two chiefs, carried out powerful measures such as launch site process optimization, personnel overall planning, and advance planning of ground equipment turnover. Effective shortening is expected to be implemented in 10 groups of remote sensing 30 satellites.

One interesting modification to the advance Long March –Chang Zheng 2C is the introduced that in this mission, the rocket fairing is equipped with an altimeter combination to measure the height change and partial attitude information during the separation of the fairing and re-entry into the atmosphere. The “parachute-based fairing debris landing zone control technology” research provides a reference for the design and improvement of subsequent rocket landing zone control schemes.

Images and visuals are from Weibo..

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