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China Launches 2 Remote Sensing Satellites, 4 Small Satellites
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2018-01-23

JIUQUAN, Jan. 19 (China Space News) -- China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Friday Beijing Time.

Also at Friday's launch, four other small commercial satellites were on the Long March-11 rocket, including one for Canada.

The Long March-11 is a solid-propellant rocket and the only series in the Long March family that uses solid propellants. It has a length of 20.8 meters and a rocket diameter of 2 meters, much smaller than the normal liquid-propellant rockets in the Long March family.

This was the 264th mission of the Long March rocket series.