Wednesday 22 March 2023 - 2:03:51 am

China launches two new satellites

TAIYUAN, 16th July, 2022 (WAM) -- China on Saturday launched a Long March-2C carrier rocket to place two satellites in space.

According to Chinese news agency, Xinhua, the pair of satellites, Siwei 03 and 04, were lifted at 6:57 (Beijing Time) from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in the northern province of Shanxi and soon entered the preset orbit.

They will provide commercial remote sensing services for sectors such as land resources investigation, natural disaster monitoring, urban planning and safety.

The mission marked the 427th flight of the Long March carrier rockets.

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