China successfully launches new remote sensing satellite


XICHANG, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan on Monday.

The satellite, Yaogan-36, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 9:38 p.m. (Beijing Time) and has entered the planned orbit successfully.

This was the 439th flight mission of the Long March series carrier rockets.