China launches new remote-sensing satellites

A Long March-2C carrier rocket blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province, May 7, 2021. - Xinhua

XICHANG (China Daily/ANN): China successfully sent a remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on Friday (May 7).

Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2.11am Beijing time.

The satellites will be used for electromagnetic environmental detection and related technological tests.

Also aboard was a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation. The satellite, Tianqi-12, will be used for data collection and transmission.

It was the 369th mission of the Long March rocket series. - China Daily/Asia News Network

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