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China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017


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China launched remote sensing satellites at 2:10 am, Beijing Time, Saturday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The satellites has entered the preset orbit and Saturday's launching mission was proclaimed a success.

The satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments.

The launch is the 256th mission of the Long March rocket family.

earlier report
China launches three commercial remote sensing satellites
Taiyuan, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) - China launched three remote sensing satellites at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

The three satellites - Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 - carried cameras designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry.

It was the third launch of the Jilin-1 satellite family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co., Ltd.

The system will be used for wide imaging, video imaging and multispectral imaging. Remote sensing data will serve administrations and commercial customers.

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 second mission of the Long March-6 and the 255th flight carried out with the Long-March series of carrier rockets.

Source: Xinhua News

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