Published: 2021-06-11 11:00
Last Updated: 2021-06-12 18:51
Friday, China announced they sent four satellites into planned orbits from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.
According to the launch center, the satellites were launched via a Long March-2D rocket, noting that this launch mission is the 373rd flight of the Long March series of missiles.
The satellites were launched at 11:03 am (Beijing Time).
Among them was the Beijing-3 satellite, a commercial remote sensing satellite developed by China Spacesat Co., Ltd.
It is used mainly for resource investigation, ecological environment monitoring, urban management, and disaster prevention and mitigation.
The three other satellites will be used in researching marine ecological environment observation, asteroid resource exploration, and in-orbit service teaching and training.
April 28, China was in hot water after a rocket used to launch a satellite spiralled around Earth. The rocket, was 30 metres long and weighs 21-tons and was the largest to ever have an "uncontrolled re-entry" into Earth.
The Chinese rocket debris most-likely fell into the Indian Ocean west of the Maldives, said China's Space Agency.