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China successfully launches two remote sensing satellites

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

on Tuesday successfully launched two satellites to conduct electromagnetic environmental probes, state-run media reported.

The satellites, both belonging to the Yaogan-32 family, were launched by a Long March-2C rocket with an upper stage on its top, at 10:43 am (local time), agency reported.

The satellites were successfully sent into space from the Jiuquan Launch Center in northwest China, the report said.

The satellites have entered the planned orbits, and will be used for electromagnetic surveys and other related technology tests, the report added.

This was the first flight of the upper stage named Yuanzheng-1S, or Expedition-1S. It cooperated well with the Long March-2C rocket and much improved the carrying capacity of the rocket, according to the Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

The launch was the 286th mission of the Long March rocket series.

generally refers to the use of to detect objects. The remote sensing satellites collect data by detecting the reflected from the Earth.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 10:30 IST