China has launched a second remote-sensing satellite tv for pc for Egypt, simply weeks after lofting the primary within the collection to orbit.
A Lengthy March 2C rocket lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite tv for pc Launch Heart within the Gobi Desert at 12:02 a.m. EDT on March 13 (0402 GMT, or 12:02 p.m. Beijing time). Orange exhaust pushed the rocket off the pad, with insulation tiles falling away because the rocket climbed into the sky.
The Horus 2 Earth-imaging satellite tv for pc and the rocket’s second stage have been later tracked and cataloged in a sun-synchronous orbit virtually equivalent to that of the Horus 1 satellite tv for pc, which launched on Feb. 24.
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Each satellites at the moment are in sun-synchronous orbits with a median altitude of 308 miles (496 kilometers). No specs for the Horus remote-sensing satellites have been launched.
CelesTrak has GP knowledge for two objects from the launch (2023-032) of HORUS 2 atop a Lengthy March-2C rocket from Jiuquan Satellite tv for pc Launch Heart on Mar 13 at 0402 UTC: https://t.co/IWjZHtJk2J. Knowledge for the launch might be discovered at: https://t.co/V5EVL33C5q. pic.twitter.com/SGUrPf8L7VMarch 13, 2023
Egypt Impartial reported (opens in new tab) the pinnacle of the Egyptian House Company (EgSA), Sherif Sedky, as saying that the Horus 2 satellite tv for pc will assist meet necessities of Egypt’s 2030 imaginative and prescient for sustainable improvement and is a part of strategic cooperation between Egypt and China.
China, in the meantime, goals to launch at the least 200 spacecraft on greater than 60 deliberate launches in 2023. These embrace two crewed missions to the nation’s Tiangong house station, supported by a Tianzhou cargo spacecraft mission.
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