China launches remote sensing satellite into space

Indigenously built Long March-2D rocket carries Yaogan-36 from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.

China launches remote sensing satellite into space

China on Thursday launched a new remote sensing satellite into space.

The satellite, Yaogan-36, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province on an indigenously built Long March-2D rocket.

According to Xinhua News, the satellite was launched into space at about 2:25 a.m. (1825GMT, Wednesday).

The satellite successfully entered its planned orbit.

It was the 455th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

Hüseyin Demir

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