WATCH: China launches Beijing-3B satellite via Long March-2D carrier rocket

WATCH: China launches Beijing-3B satellite via Long March-2D carrier rocket Credit: Twitter @libijian2

China has launched its Beijing-3B satellite into space using its Long March-2D carrier rocket on the morning of Wednesday, August 24.

Footage of China’s Beijing-3B satellite launch was shared by the Consul General of China to Karachi on Twitter, who posted:

“#China successfully sent the #Beijing-3B satellite into preset orbit on Wed morning via a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.”

Further footage and information on China’s satellite launch was shared by a Twitter user who posted:

“Beijing 3B is designed and manufactured by DFH Satellite Co., Ltd for Twenty First Century Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. It’s larger and heavier than the previous Beijing 3A.”

“Liftoff at 03:01 UTC, a Long March 2D successfully launched Beijing 3B remote sensing satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.”

 

The Beijing-3B satellite was launched at 11:01 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi , China, rapidly entering its preset orbit.

The satellite will reportedly  be used to provide remote sensing services in the fields of land resources management, agricultural resources survey, environment monitoring and city applications.

The launch marked the 434th flight mission of the Long March rocket series, the launch centre stated.

The news comes shortly after India deployed a military helicopter to fly the 14th Dalai Lama out of Leh, Tibet to India, in an “insulting” move that undermined China’s authority, on Wednesday, August 10.


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