China launches new remote sensing satellite

BEIJING: China on Wednesday launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket, placing a remote sensing satellite in space.

According to China Central Television, the rocket was launched at 6:56 am (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan, successfully placing the Yaogan-42 01 satellite into its designated orbit.

It was the 515th flight mission of the Long March series rockets.

Source: Emirates News Agency