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Chinese company inks deal to launch 90 commercial smallsats

30 January 2019

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Satellogic's recent agreement with a Chinese company to launch 90 commercial Earth observation satellites on five or six dedicated Long March rocket flights marks one of China's biggest wins in the global launch market.

Satellogic has launched eight satellites to date, and the company announced a new contract 15 Jan. with China Great Wall Industry Corp. to launch 90 more microsatellites aboard Chinese Long March rockets, the largest single deal for Chinese launch industry on the international commercial market in more than 20 years.

Source: Spaceflight Now

Image credit: Chinese Ministry of Defense - File photo of the first flight of China's Long March 6 rocket in 2015.