On Wednesday, a Long March rocket 2D was launched by China. It carried a satellite from Yunhai meant for monitoring the environment. The launch propelled the rocket into the orbit located at a distance of nearly 760 kilometers or 470 miles above the Earth. The 2D booster of Long March was launched from northwest China’s Jiuquan base of launch located in inner regions of Mongolia at 0054 GMT on Wednesday or 8:54 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, as per the Xinhua agency of news which is run by the state.
The double-stage Long March rocket 2D, which is liquid-fueled lifted off of at approximately 8:54 a.m. at Beijing time. It arced in a south direction of the launch pad situated at Gobi Desert and climbed into the targeted orbit as it flew over the poles of the Earth. The launch was announced as successful by reports from Xinhua. Tracking data from the U.S. military confirmed that the rocket was successful in placing its payload in an approximately circular orbit at the average altitude at 470 miles or 760 kilometers above the Earth.
The inclination of the orbit was approximately 98.5 degrees, as per the tracking data of the satellite. This mission is the 20th attempt at orbital launch by a China-based rocket in 2019. It is also the 18th successful launch of satellite for China during the ongoing year. Further, the mission was 63rd in the list of space launches all over the world to reach the orbit in 2019.
As per state media of China, the payload on board of this Long March rocket of 2D type was the 1-02 satellite from Yunhai, which has been designed to detect the marine and atmospheric environment as well as the space environment, along with several kinds of scientific experiments and disaster control.