China launches remote sensing satellites; heres more about it

launch was done by the Long March rocket

China launches remote sensing satellites; heres more about it

China announced on Tuesday that it has successfully launched remote sensing satellites to conduct electromagnetic environmental probes.

The launch was done by the Long March rocket family, according to state run media reports.

The satellites were launched on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite launch center in the southwest Sichuan province, it said.

The satellites have been placed in their preset orbit and the launch was proclaimed a success, media reports quoted scientists as saying.

As the third batch of the Yaogan-30 project, the satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments, it added.

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