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China Puts Remote-Sensing Satellite Into Orbit

© REUTERS / CHINA DAILYThe Long March-7 Y3 rocket carrying the automated cargo resupply spacecraft Tianzhou-2 as one of the missions to complete China's space station, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China May 29, 2021.
The Long March-7 Y3 rocket carrying the automated cargo resupply spacecraft Tianzhou-2 as one of the missions to complete China's space station, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China May 29, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.07.2021
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BEIJING (Sputnik) - A Chinese rocket launched an Earth remote-sensing satellite into orbit on 9 July, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said.
The Long March 6 carrier rocket with a Zhongzi satellite lifted off from the northern spaceport in Taiyuan at 7:59 p.m. (11:59 GMT).
This is the sixth successful launch of the lightweight rocket and the 379th mission of the Long March family of launch vehicles.
China launched a meteorological satellite from the Jiuquan site in the northwest on Monday and a relay satellite from the Xichang site in the southwestern Sichuan province on Tuesday.
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