China launches new remote-sensing satellites

China has successfully sent a group of remote-sensing satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, the satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 2:11 a.m. on Friday Beijing time (BJT). The satellites will be used for electromagnetic environmental detection and other related technological tests.

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