TECH China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

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China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

Xinhua

15:47, June 18, 2021

XICHANG, June 18 (Xinhua) - China successfully sent a new remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday.

Photo: Provided to People's Daily

The satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:30 p.m. Beijing time. This is the ninth group belonging to the Yaogan-30 family.

Also aboard was Tianqi-14, a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation.

It was the 375th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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