China Launched successfully Long March 2C with new Siwei 01 and Siwei 02

China’s Long March-2C rocket send’s a new group of remote sensing satellites into the space launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on this early Friday morning on April 29, 2022.

Sensing Satellites Siwei 01 and Siwei 02

The liftoff of the Long March 2C rocket carried the Siwei 01 and Siwei 02 remote sensing satellites on April 29, 2022.

A Long March 2C rocket sent two different optical remote sensing satellites into orbit early this Friday to provide commercial remote sensing work.

This Long March 2C lifted off from the launching center known as Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in the Gobi Desert, at 12:11 a.m. On April 29, the Siwei 01 and Siwei 02 satellites were planned to set in the sun-synchronous orbits. 

This pair of satellites was developed by the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST), a major subsidiary of China’s Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the country’s important space contractor and giant state-owned defense enterprise in China.

What will the satellite provide?

This rocket was detected by the U.S space tracking agency later caught that the pair in 486 by 502 km in an orbit that was inclined by 97 degrees.

The satellites were also called Super view Neo-1 01 and 02, having each mass of around 540 kilograms and will deliver the 0.5-meter resolution from the optical imagery from the Earth’s orbit. 

The satellites will assign the work of the commercial remote sensing data services for the traditional data customer’s industry, including more works and information such as natural resources, mapping, and surveying, and environmental and marine protection, as well as do the job as emerging markets that includes urban security, smart agriculture and digital rural development and transport, this information was found according to Chinese media.

The satellite was operated by the Chinese Siwei Surveying and Mapping Technology Co. Ltd is also a part of the CASC subsidiary. The company also got operated in two pairs of co-planar “Gaojing” or Super view satellites that launched in December 2016 and January 2018, delivering a pack of 0.5-meter resolution imagery.

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Next Plan For Long March

Siwei 01 and Siwei 02
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China also has a commercial Earth observation firm shaped like the Chang Guang Satellite Technology that was launched by China in the Earth’s orbit a few years back. The Changchun-based remote sensing constellation operates a good spine off from the Chinese Academy of Sciences [CIOMP]. It has launched more than 30 Jilin-1 series of video and optical satellites, with a resolution of camera around 0.70 meters.

This Friday, the launch of China’s 12th mission of 2022, in which CASC has planned more than 50 more launches. The Launch attempts from the commercial companies and industries that include the activity, such as Land space, Galactic Energy, and more, are expected to add to the activity list.

The planned April 29 launch of the Long March 11 solid rocket from the launching center in the East China Sea was scrubbed because of weather. This was only the setback done by China this year.

A new attempt is set for the early April 30 universal time. The flight path will take off the rocket from Taiwan that will spend stages to falling into the sea after coming back to Earth. It is expected to deliver the new Jilin-1 satellite into orbit.


To end this article, China’s Long March 2C will hundred percent be successful.

After this mission, China will take longer for the next mission that will be related to the building of the space station in the upcoming days.

The mission will also be launched by China looks quite interesting, and I love it.

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