China successfully sent a new, remote-sensing, satellite group into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Friday, June 18.
The satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:30 p.m., Beijing time. This is the ninth group of satellites that are members of China’s Yaogan-30 satellite family.
Also aboard was the Tianqi-14, a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation.
This was the 375th mission of the Long March rocket series.