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First Commercial Mission of Long March-6 Achieved Success
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2017-11-28

BEIJING, Nov. 21 (China Space News) -- China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

Developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd, the three Jilin-1 satellites carried cameras designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry.

Tuesday's satellites were carried by a Long March-6 rocket, a new generation of China's liquid-fueled carrier rocket developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The launch is the first commicial mission of the Long March-6 and the 255th flight carried out with the Long-March series of carrier rockets.