China has launched remote sensing satellites from it’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The launch time was on December 26th at 3:44 am Beijing Time and the satellites were carried by a Long March-2c carrier rocket.

The center has also announced that the satellites have successfully entered orbit and that the launch was a success. To which we have to say congratulations to the scientists and engineers who were taking charge of the launch!

This mission is part of the Yaogan-30 project and is the third batch of satellites launched. It is also important to note that this is the 260th mission of this particular rocket family.

Since you might be asking yourself what the purpose of the satellites are. Their simple purpose to conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other scientific experiments. They have no clear military use.


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