China successfully launched a new satellite into space for testing on Thursday, November 25, according to official media.
The Shiyan-11 satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Inner Mongolia aboard a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket. According to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), the satellite has since entered its designated orbit. Shiyan-11 is designed for testing, but the goal of the satellite's most recent mission has yet to be revealed, according to the report.
Shijian, a Chinese satellite constellation, is utilised for technology evaluation. The most recent Shijian satellite, the Shijian-21, was launched in October, while the previous Shiyan spacecraft, the Shiyan-10, failed to perform as expected after being successfully launched into orbit.
The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation created and constructed the Kuaizhou-1A, a general-purpose, small-sized rocket series with high deployment speed, for commercial launches, according to the report.