Xichang, China, 2 Jun (ONA) --- China launched a Long March-2C carrier rocket today to place a group of nine commercial satellites in space.
The Geely-01 constellation, which consists of nine satellites, were lifted from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
The satellite constellation will be mainly used to research and validate technology, such as travel services of intelligent connected vehicles, as well as mobile phones and satellite interaction. The constellation will also provide data support for the conservation of the marine environment.
This launch is considered the 442nd flight mission of the Long March rocket series, the Xinhua News Agency reported.