China deploys 3 Tianping-2 satellites on orbit

Beijing, Mar 30: China has successfully launched a Long March (Chang Zheng) 11 carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province in the country’s north-west on Wednesday and deployed three Tianping-2 satellites into orbit, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said.
The launch was carried out at 10:29 am (local time) from the Jiuquan launch center, CASC said on its official WeChat account. Tianping-2 satellites are designed for identification of the Earth’s atmosphere parameters and for adjusting an orbit calculation model.
It comes a day after China launched a modified Long March 6 carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, putting two satellites designed for space exploration and monitoring national land resources into orbit.