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China launches new remote-sensing satellites

Christian Fernsby |
China successfully sent a remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan province on May 7.

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Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:11 am 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.

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