Yaogan Remote-sensing Satellites Launched Into Orbit
China launched a set of remote-sensing satellites early on Tuesday morning 23 October, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the nation's leading space contractor.
The State-owned conglomerate said in a news release that the Yaogan 39 satellites were carried by a Long March 2D rocket that lifted off at 4:03 am at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province and soon arrived at their preset orbit.
The satellites were jointly developed by the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, and are the newest members of the nation's Yaogan network.
Remote-sensing satellites refer to those tasked with observing, surveying and measuring objects on land or at sea as well as monitoring weather.
The Yaogan family is the largest fleet of remote-sensing spacecraft in China. Their data has been widely used by governments, public service sectors and businesses.
The launch marked the fourth time Yaogan 39-series satellites were deployed.
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