China’s Space Pioneer reaches orbit with Tianlong-2 rocket launch (video)

Chinese company Space Pioneer successfully launched its Tianlong-2 rocket into orbit early on Sunday (April 2), marking the history of space exploration.

The 4:48 a.m. Beijing time launch from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia’s Gobi Desert marked the first time a liquid-fueled rocket was launched into orbit by a company. Chinese aerospace company, and also the first time a start-up company successfully reached orbit on its first attempt. The name of the Tianlong-2 rocket means “Sky Dragon-2”, according to one translation.

In addition to making history, rocket builder Space Pioneer – also known as Beijing Tianbing Technology Co. – aimed to launch a small satellite into a polar orbit around Earth that sits in a “fixed” position. ” in relation to the sun.

Chinese company Space Pioneer launches the Tianlong-2 rocket into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on April 2, 2023. (Image credit: future)

From this sun-synchronous orbit, the satellite, named Ai Taikong Kexue or “Love Space Science” and developed by Hunan Hangsheng Satellite Technology Co., Ltd, will test its remote sensing capabilities.

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