China News Agency, Beijing, August 23 (Ma Shuisha) At 10:36 on August 23, Beijing time, China used the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center to successfully launch the Chinese Academy of Sciences Innovation No. 16 satellite. The satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success.

The satellite is mainly used for scientific experiments, new technology verification and other fields.

Photo by Qiu Lijun

  It is understood that the Chuangxin No. 16 satellite was developed by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is mainly used to carry out new technology verification experiments.

This mission is the 43rd satellite launch mission of the institute.

The institute has successfully launched 84 satellites covering communication, navigation, remote sensing, science, micro-nano and other fields.

  The Kuaizhou-1A launch vehicle is a small solid launch vehicle launched by China Aerospace Science and Industry Rocket Technology Co., Ltd. It has the characteristics of high flight reliability, high orbit entry accuracy, short preparation period, less guarantee requirements, and low launch cost.

  This mission is the 16th flight of the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket and the second launch mission of this type of rocket this year.

On June 22, the Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket successfully launched the Tianxing-1 test satellite into the sky at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite is mainly used to carry out experiments such as space environment detection.