A Long March 3B, also known as the CZ-3B and LM-3B, was launched this week. Reportedly, this rocket was lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, southwest China. It successfully sent a Beidou satellite toward an inclined geosynchronous orbit. This launch was carried out within a time slot specified by the allotment of an airspace closure notice days in advance. Observer footage offered the foremost indication of launch, with the mission success revealed by a media section of the People’s Liberation Army just shortly following the launch.
This mission incorporated the 21st satellite of the Beidou-3 rollout. It was said to be the 2nd to be situated in an inclined geosynchronous orbit. Reportedly, Beidou-3 satellites shape the 3rd phase of production of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System. Reportedly, this system extends service coverage from local to global. The latest satellites also hold inter-satellite connection abilities, passive hydrogen maser clocks, and advanced-generation rubidium atomic clocks.
On a similar note, an Ariane 5 rocket came into the news as it successfully lifted off two novel communications satellites into orbit this week. This launch was carried out from the Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana. The rocket launched right as per the timetable this week. As stated by Arianespace, this launch carried payloads for about two outstanding satellite operators. Eutelsat 7C is a satellite for the Paris-based firm Eutelsat Communications. At the same time, another satellite named T-16 satellite, which is also known as DirecTV 16, is for AT&T.
For Arianespace, the world’s foremost commercial launch service provider, this is said to be the fifth launch this year. At the same time, it marks the firm’s 2nd launch of an Ariane 5 rocket in 2019. After DirecTV 15 and SKY Mexico-1, the latest T-16 is said to be the 11th satellite lifted off by Arianespace for AT&T.
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