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Sunday, January 20, 2019

China to Launch 90 Satellites for Argentina

Long March 6 launch on November 21, 2017. Photo Credit: Xinhua

China will send 90 satellites on its Long March 6 carrier rocket into orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center for an Argentine company, according to the China Great Wall Industry Corporation.

The corporation has signed a multiple launch services agreement with Satellogic, a private Argentine company specializing in Earth-observation satellites.

The first 13 satellites will be delivered later this year. It will be the first time for the Long March 6 to provide launch services for an international user.

After the 90 satellites are in orbit, an Earth observation satellite constellation will be formed, imaging the entire world with a 1-meter resolution every week.

So far, the China Great Wall Industry Corporation has successfully launched six satellites for Satellogic.

Satellogic provides solutions in the fields of agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, finance, and insurance, using satellite imaging.

Credit: xinhuanet.com

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