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China launches new remote-sensing satellites
Last Updated: 2021-05-07 06:41 | Xinhua
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A Long March-2C carrier rocket blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 7, 2021. China successfully sent a remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Friday. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)
 
China successfully sent a remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday.
 
Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:11 a.m. 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. 
 

(Editor:Fu Bo)

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China launches new remote-sensing satellites
Source:Xinhua | 2021-05-07 06:41
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