China launches 16 more Jilin-1 satellites atop Chang Zheng 6

Early on August 10, Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 Earth observation satellite constellation and six additional payloads were launched atop a Chinese Chang Zheng 6 rocket. The target orbit for the 16 satellites was a 535 km sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

The Jilin-1 constellation is China’s first remote-sensing satellite constellation


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