China launches three low-orbit communication test satellites from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China Friday. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/For chinadaily.com.cn]
JIUQUAN - China successfully sent three low-orbit communication test satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China Friday.
The three communication satellites were launched by a Long March-2C carrier rocket at 6:30 pm (Beijing Time) and have entered the planned orbit.
These satellites will carry out tests and verifications of in-orbit communication technologies.
The launch marked the 421st flight mission of the Long March series carrier rockets.