China sent four, new, technology experiment satellites into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Thursday, February 20.
These satellites were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 5:07 a.m. (Beijing Time) and they will be used mainly for a new Earth Observation (EO) technology experiment.
The carrier rocket and two of the satellites were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology. The other two satellites were developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology and the DFH Satellite Co. Ltd.
Thursday's launch was the 326th mission of the Long March rocket series.