by Staff Writers
Jiuquan (XNA) Sep 27, 2023
China on Wednesday sent its latest remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The satellite, Yaogan-33 04, was launched on a Long March-4C carrier rocket at 4:15 am (Beijing Time), and has entered its planned orbit successfully.
It will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, crop yield estimates, and disaster prevention and relief work.
The launch was the 489th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.
Launch of Jilin-1 Gaofen-04 B satellite fails
Jiuquan, Sept. 21 - The launch of the Jilin-1 Gaofen-04 B satellite, carried by a CERES-1 private commercial carrier rocket, was unsuccessful.
Abnormal performance was detected during the flight of the rocket, which lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12: 59 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Thursday.
The cause of the failure is under investigation.
Source: Xinhua News Agency