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China launches new remote sensing satellite

Source:Xinhua 2024-04-03

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)

XICHANG, April 3 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket, placing a remote sensing satellite in space.

The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit.

It was the 515th flight mission of the Long March series rockets. 

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-42 01 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, April 3, 2024. The rocket blasted off at 6:56 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center and sent the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into the preset orbit. (Photo by Yang Xi/Xinhua)

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