CASC – Long March 2D lofts latest Yaogan Weixi…

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Dec. 4, 2017

Long March 2D /Yaogan-31 Launch

CASC have launched (Dec. 3, 2017) the Yaogan Weixing-31 remote sensing satellite – also known as the Land Surveying Satellite -1 (LKW-1) – via a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) on Sunday. The launch – from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC) – took place at 04:11 UTC from the 603 Launch Platform at the LC43 Launch Complex.

China Launches Land Exploration Satellite

As per usual for the Chinese media, this spacecraft is once again classed as a new remote sensing bird that will be used for scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster monitoring.

Yaogan Weixing satellite named LKW-1

As was the case in previous launches of the Yaogan Weixing series, analysts believe this class of satellites is used for military purposes.

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