China launches new remote sensing satellites

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The satellites have entered the planned orbits, and will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests.

A Long March-2C carrier rocket carrying a group of new remote sensing satellites blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 26, 2019. The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan-150 family, have entered the planned orbits and will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests. (Photo by Liang Keyan/Xinhua)

Friday's launch was the 1508th mission of the Long March rocket series.

The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan-150 family, were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 11:57 a.m. (Beijing Time).

XICHANG, July 26 (Xinhua) -- China successfully sent a group of new remote sensing satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday.