17 January 2022
China launched a CZ-2D carrier rocket on 17 January at 10:35 BJT, kicking off the country's space programme for 2022. The rocket took off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China's Shanxi province and placed the Shiyan 13 experimental satellite in its preset orbit. CASC said the mission marked the beginning of its schedule of space missions in 2022, which is expected to include more than 40 launch activities.
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