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China Launches New Remote Sensing Satellites
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2020-03-25

XICHANG, March 24 (China Space News) -- A group of new remote sensing satellites, carried by a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, successfully entered the planned orbits at 11:43 a.m. on Tuesday.

The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests.

The satellites were developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. And the carrier rocket was developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

Amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, the test team members have stepped up efforts to optimize the organization and coordination of the launch preparation, which have led to a successful mission.

Tuesday's launch was the 329th mission of the Long March rocket series.