China launches nine commercial satellites

China launched a Long March-6 carrier rocket on Tuesday, sending nine commercial satellites into space. The rocket blasted off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province at 11:20 a.m. (Beijing Time). This was the 366th flight mission of the Long March rocket series.

The satellites, including Qilu-1 and Qilu-4, entered planned orbits and will provide east China's Shandong Province with remote sensing services for land survey, urban construction, agriculture, forestry, energy, disaster prevention and reduction.

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