China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, “TK-1”, from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
The satellite, carried by the rocket “KT-2”, blasted off from the launch center at 7:53 a.m. Friday, and it later entered its intended orbit.
“TK-1” is the first satellite independently developed by China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC) and will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and experiments in minisatellite-based technologies.
The “KT-2” rocket is one of the five carrier systems in the CASIC commercial space plan. It features high carrying efficiency and adaptability, according to the CASIC.