With two launches now under its belt, China joins the US as the second nation to have launched to orbit in 2023. First, the Shijian 23 payload lifted off at 22:00 UTC on Sunday onboard a Chang Zheng 7A from Wenchang. Just seven hours later, Gushenxing-1 carried the “Give Me Five” rideshare mission to orbit from Jiuquan.
Long March 7A
China has successfully launched a Chang Zheng 7A (CZ-7A), internationally known as the Long March…
China launched a pair of satellites called Shiyan-12-01 and Shiyan-12-02 on board a Chang Zheng…