China successfully launches two satellites into orbit

China Monday successfully launched two satellites into orbit to relay informations on natural resources, disaster management and smart satellite experiments.

China successfully launches two satellites into orbit

Beijing: China Monday successfully launched two satellites into orbit to relay informations on natural resources, disaster management and smart satellite experiments.

Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite was launched into preset orbit from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre at 11:22 am local time.

During the mission, another satellite Tiantuo-1, designed and built by the National University of Defence Technology, was launched.

The two satellites were shot into orbit by Long March-4B rocket, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Yaogan-21 will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource survey, estimation of crop yield and disaster relief, while Tiantuo-1 was designed for smart satellite experiments.

The launch is the 193rd mission for the Long March rocket family.

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