China Wednesday morning launched a new remote-sensing satellite from the Taiwan Satellite Launch Center in north Chinas Shanxi Province.And the Chinese National Space Administration said – in a statement today – that the satellite, named “Red Flag-1H9”, was launched aboard a Long March-2D carrier rocket, at 10:53 am Beijing time, noting That the moon belongs to the family of satellites “Jilin-1”, and is intended for commercial use.
A previous report revealed that China started the new year 2020 with a mysterious payload, as the China Space Agency did not disclose the targets of its satellites, and government media and independent analysts made various allegations about the mission goal, as Chinese media reported that the Long March 3B missile sent a satellite Industrially into space from the Xichang Space Center in southwest Chinas Sichuan Province.
According to the American “Space” website, footage from the Chinese media outlet CCTV shows the missile rising to the sky with orange fire flowing downwards, and the media said that the satellite was sent to a geostationary orbit about 22,000 miles (36,000 km) above the earth.
“It will be used in communications, radio, television and data transmission, as well as a highly productive test technology,” CCTV said in a statement. The word “productivity” refers to the amount of data transferred from one place to another in a given time period.
In addition to this launch, China will start operating its giant telescope in search of extraterrestrial life, beginning in 2020 with more different space achievements.
The Chinese aviation science and technology company announced the success of the mission, and since China usually determines who owns or will use its satellites, the country has remained silent about this latest launch, so analysts say the TJS series may have a military side to it.