China has successfully launched a group of new remote-sensing satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The satellites, belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, have been launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket on Monday, reports Xinhua.
The satellites have reportedly entered the planned orbits and will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests.
Also on board the rocket was a satellite belonging to the Tianqi constellation. The satellite, Tianqi-6, will be used for data transmission.
The Tianqi constellation, developed by a Beijing-based high-tech company, is for short-message communications.
It was the 350th mission of the Long March rocket series.