On Thursday, June 2nd, China launched a Long March-2C carrier rocket (also known as also known as the Chang Zheng 2C) that carried a payload of nine commercial satellites to orbit.
This was the Geely-01 constellation and lifted off at 12:00 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Owned by GeeSpace, a subsidiary of Geely Technology Group, the satellite constellation will be ‘mainly’ used to research and validate technologies, such as travel services of intelligent, connected vehicles as well as vehicle/mobile phone and satellite interaction. The satellites will also provide data support for marine environmental protection.
This was the 422nd flight mission of the Long March rocket series.