China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 11:44 p.m., Beijing time, on Sunday, December 27, 2020.
The satellite, Yaogan-33, successfully entered the planned orbit. This mission also sent a micro and nano technology experiment satellite into orbit. The two satellites will be used for scientific experiments, land resources survey, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and reduction.
The satellite was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and was the 357th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.