China launches new remote-sensing satellites
China successfully sent a remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Friday.
Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:11am Beijing time (6:11pm GMT).
The satellites will be used for electromagnetic environmental detection and related technological tests.
Also aboard was a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation. The satellite, Tianqi-12, will be used for data collection and transmission.
It was the 369th mission of the Long March rocket series.