China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket

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EYEAFRICA TV: Taiyuan, North China: Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into the predetermined orbit with a single rocket launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi Province on Wednesday.

The five Ningxia-1 satellites were launched with a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 14:35 local time (0635 GMT). The satellites are part of a commercial satellite project funded by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co., Ltd. and will be mainly used for remote sensing detection.

The satellites and carrier rocket were developed by the DFH Satellite Co., Ltd. and the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology.

Wednesday’s launch was the 318th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

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