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Long March launches satellites for Chinese automaker
Posted: Sat, Jun 4, 2022, 8:12 AM ET (1212 GMT)
Long March 2C launch of nine Geely satellites (Xinhua) A Long March rocket launched nine satellites Thursday for a constellation being developed by a Chinese automaker. The Long March 2C rocket lifted off at midnight ED (0400 GMT) Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and placed the GeeSAT-5 (01-09) satellites into orbit. The satellites belong to Geespace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of automaker Geely Technology Group. It is developing a constellation of 240 satellites that Geely says will be used to support autonomous driving.
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