In what will probably be the last Chang Zheng launch before the Chinese new year, a Chang Zheng 2D recently lifted 14 payloads to a Sun-synchronous orbit. The rocket lifted off at 03:14 UTC on Sunday, Jan. 15, and was confirmed to have completed its mission successfully. The launch comes at the end of a week that has also seen news about a reusable YF-100 engine, while China has still been unable to make contact with its Zhurong Mars rover.
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