The second Lijian-1 launch vehicle (Lijian-1 Y2 , 力箭一号遥二) launched 26 small satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Gansu Province, China, on 7 June 2023, at 04:10 UTC (12:10 local time). The satellites will be mainly used for technology verification and commercial remote sensing information services.
The Lijian-1 rocket, also known as ZK-1A and Kinetica-1, is a four-stage solid-propellant launch vehicle jointly developed by the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CAS Space (Beijing Zhongke Aerospace Exploration Technology Co., Ltd.). According to CAS Space, the second Lijian-1 mission has successfully launched 26 small satellites into low-Earth orbit.
Credit: China Central Television (CCTV)/CAS Space Kinetica-1 launch