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Raumfahrt - China launches new remote-sensing satellites

7.05.2021

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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. Enditem

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Quelle: Xinhua

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