China’s new Long March-8 rocket placed 22 satellites in space, setting a domestic record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket.
These satellites will be mainly used for commercial remote sensing services, marine environment monitoring, forest fire prevention and disaster mitigation.
The mission marked the 409th flight of the Long March carrier rockets.
Points to Note:
- 22 satellites placed in space by China, used Long March-8 rocket for the same.
- Made domestic record to put most satellites by a single rocket.