China launched eight Remote sensing satellites to orbit.
Long March 2D lofts remote sensing payloads from Taiyuan Spaceport.
May 5, 2022, at 02:38 UTC (10:38 Beijing) China's CASC used the Long March 2D carrier rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center to successfully launch the Jilin-1 Wideband 01C satellite and the seven Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D (#27 to #33) for "commercial Earth Observation (EO) constellation". The main satellite successfully entered the predetermined orbit, and the launch mission was a complete success. The Jilin-1 wide-width 01C satellite is mainly used to provide commercial remote sensing data services for industries such as land resources, mineral development, and smart city construction.
This mission is the 419th flight of the Long March series of launch vehicles and China's 14th launch activity in 2022.
The Long March 2D also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ-2D and LM-2D, is a Chinese two-stage orbital carrier rocket mainly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites. It is manufactured by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST).