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China launches second Horus remote sensing satellite

China launched a second remote sensing satellite for Egypt just weeks after launching the first of the series. Rocket Long March 2C was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert at 04:02 ET (04:02 am GMT or 12:02 Beijing time) on March 13. The orange exhaust pushed the rocket out of the pad, and the insulation plates fell off as the rocket rose into the sky.

The Earth-imaging satellite Horus 2 and the rocket’s second stage were later tracked and cataloged in a sun-synchronous orbit nearly identical to that of the Horus 1 satellite. Which It was launched on February 24. Both satellites are currently in sun-synchronous orbits at an average altitude of 308 miles (496 kilometers). The technical specifications of the Horus remote sensing satellites have not yet been made public.

CelesTrak has GP data for 2 objects following the launch of HORUS 2 (2023-032) on a Long March-2C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 04:02 UTC March 13: https://t.co/ IWjZHtJk2J . Launch details can be found at: https://t.co/V5EVL33C5q. pic.twitter.com/SGUrPf8L7V March 13, 2023

It has been reported Egypt Independent(opens in a new tab) Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA) head Sherif Sedki said the Horus 2 satellite will help Egypt meet the requirements of its vision for sustainable development by 2030 and is part of the strategic cooperation between Egypt and Egypt. Egypt and China.

meanwhile in china aims to start At least 200 spacecraft in more than 60 launches planned in 2023. Between them two-crew mission National Tiangong space stationIt is supported by the Tianzhou cargo spacecraft mission.

Source: Port Altele



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