According to the news of the Chinese news agency Xinhua, the satellite was launched into space from the Xichang Satellite Center in Sichuan province with a Long March 2C rocket.
It was noted that the satellite settled in the planned orbital position after launch, making this the 464th successful transport mission performed with Long March rockets.
It was noteworthy that the name of the launched satellite was not included in the news. It is estimated that the satellite in question may be a “Yaogan” class satellite used for military intelligence purposes. “Yaogan” means “remote sensing” in Chinese.
While there has been no launch in China since mid-January, the communication satellite ChinaSat-26 was sent into space yesterday, after 39 days.