BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday morning, China announced that they had successfully launched a batch of satellites into space.
According to the Chinese government, their military launched three new military surveillance satellites into orbit via their Long March 2C rocket.
The Long March 2C rocket was reportedly launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan province; these satellites were confirmed in orbit later in the day.
The three satellites “will be used for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests,” China’s state-run news outlet CCTV reported.
These satellites will join the Chuangxin-5 satellite constellation, which now consists of 18 Yaogan satellites that have been launching in batches of three since the first trio launched in 2017.