China’s next-generation rocket launches 22 satellites into space – Xinhua

The Long March-8 rocket carrying 22 satellites takes off from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan Province, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua)

WENCHANG, Hainan, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — China on Sunday launched a Long March-8 rocket to put 22 satellites into space, setting a national record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket.

The rocket lifted off at 11:06 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in southern Hainan province before sending the satellites into pre-determined orbits.

These satellites will be used primarily for commercial remote sensing services, marine environment monitoring, forest fire prevention and disaster mitigation.

The mission marked the 409th flight of the Long March carrier rockets.

The Long March-8 rocket carrying 22 satellites takes off from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan Province, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua)

The Long March-8 rocket carrying 22 satellites takes off from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan Province, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua)

The Long March-8 rocket carrying 22 satellites takes off from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site in south China’s Hainan Province, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua)

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