China has successfully dispatched three remote-sensing satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:11 a.m., Beijing time, on May 7, 2021.
The satellites will “reportedly” be used for electromagnetic environmental detection and related technological tests. Odds are these satellites will become players within the Chinese Chuangxin-5 (CX-5) constellation that is actively used by the Chinese Navy for military surveillance across areas of interest across the globe.
Also aboard was a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation. The satellite, Tianqi-12, will be used for data collection and transmission.
This was the 369th mission of the Long March rocket series.