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China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket

Updated: Nov 13,2019 05:21 PM    Xinhua
Five new remote-sensing Ningxia-1 satellites are launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi province on Nov 13, 2019. The five Ningxia-1 satellites were sent into planned orbit in Shanxi on Nov 13. [Photo/Xinhua]

TAIYUAN — Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi province on Nov 13.

The five Ningxia-1 satellites were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 2:35 pm (Beijing Time).

The satellites are part of a commercial satellite project invested 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.

The launch on Nov 13 was the 318th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

Five new remote-sensing Ningxia-1 satellites are launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi province on Nov 13, 2019. The five Ningxia-1 satellites were sent into planned orbit in Shanxi on Nov 13. [Photo/Xinhua]

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