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China launches three remote sensing satellites

The launch is the second mission of the Long March-6 and the 255th flight

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

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today launched three designed to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the

The three satellites -- Jilin-1 04, Jilin-1 05 and Jilin-1 06 -- were launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China's northern


It was the third launch of the family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by Chang Guang Satellite Co., Ltd, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The system will be used for wide imaging, video imaging and multispectral imaging. Remote sensing data will serve administrations and commercial customers.

Today's satellites were carried by a Long March-6 rocket, a new generation of liquid-fuelled carrier rocket developed by Aerospace Science and Corporation.

The launch is the second mission of the Long March-6 and the 255th flight carried out with the Long-March series of carrier rockets.

First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 18:10 IST
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