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Three video imaging satellites launched from China

21 November 2017

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A Long March 6 booster took off on Tuesday from China with three Earth observation satellites designed to record high-definition video and colour imagery from a perch more than 300 miles above the planet.

The trio of commercial satellites launched from pad 16 at the Taiyuan space center in north-eastern China's Shanxi province at 04:50 GMT Tuesday (11:50 p.m. EST Monday). A three-stage Long March 6 rocket delivered the three spacecraft to a polar orbit around 335 miles (540 kilometers) above Earth, according to tracking data released by the U.S. military.

Source: Spaceflight Now

Image credit: New China TV - Long March 6 rocket.