Jordan - China launches new satellite
(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Beijing, Nov. 25 (Petra) -- China sent a new satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:41 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time) .
The Shiyan-11 satellite was launched by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket and successfully entered the planned orbit.
The satellite will be mainly used for land surveys, urban planning and crop yield estimation in addition to disaster prevention and mitigation.
Kuaizhou-1A, which means 'fast ship' in Chinese, is a low-cost small solid-fuel carrier rocket with a short preparation period. The rocket is designed to launch low-orbit satellites weighing under 300 kg.
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