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Chinese Long March 3B/E launches NigComSat-1R
December 19th, 2011 by Rui C. Barbosa
China launched another commercial satellite mission on Monday, when a Long March 3B/E (Chang Zheng-3B/E) lofted the NigComSat-1R on behalf of Nigeria from the Xixhang satellite Launch Center. The launch – adding to China’s record year – took place at 16:41 UTC.
Originally posted by Phage
It's a sunset contrail. Here are more taken with a better camera.