Two ‘remote sensing’ satellites were successfully sent into space on Tuesday, November 2, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The satellites, both belonging to the Yaogan-32 family, were launched by a Long March-2C rocket at 10:43 a.m., Beijing time.
The satellites entered their planned orbits and will be used for alleged ‘electromagnetic environment surveys and other related technology tests.’
This was the first flight of the upper stage named Yuanzheng-1S, or Expedition-1S, which associated well with the Long March-2C rocket and improved the carrying capacity of the rocket, according to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.
Tuesday’s launch was the 286th mission of the Long March rocket series.