Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Chinese Satellites: Yaogan VIII and Hope One

China Wednesday successfully launched two of its satellites from the Tai-yuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province.

"Yaogan VIII" remote-sensing satellite and science researching mini-satellite, "Hope One" were put into the orbit by a Long March 4C carrier rocket.

"The 4C carrier's mission will be completed only when both the satellites reach their destination safely, said Wong Weiliang, CZ4C Chief Commander," according to a China Central Television news report.

The "Hope One" satellite will be used by young Chinese students and enthusiasts to study science aerospace and technology.

China, since 2006, has launched many Yaogan remote-sensing satellites into the space. Early this month, China launched Yaogan VII rom the Jiuquan satellite launch center in Gansu, China.

The Long March 4C, also known as the Chang Zheng 4C is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket.


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