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HUANJING 1C (HJ-1C), FENGNIAO 1 (FN-1), XINYAN 1 (XY-1) launch

By: RocketGirl
On November 18, a Long March 2C launched from Taiyuan Space Center in China, carrying Haunjin 1C, Fengniao 1 and Xinyan 1 to orbit. Haunjin 1C is an imaging satellite that is part of a disaster-monitoring fleet that provides data on floods, wildfires, droughts, typhoons and landslides. Xinyan 1 will test unspecified new space technologies and Fengniao 1 consists of two microsatellites to prove formation-flying techniques. The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for these missions are as follows: Huanjing 1C - 38997; Fengniao 1 - 38998; and Xinyan 1 - 38999. All three will be available in the STK satellite database shortly. Stay up-to-date with the latest launches by subscribing to AGI's Launch Notifications.
Posted: 11/28/2012 2:05:50 PM