A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying a communication technology experiment satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province, Dec 30, 2021. (ZHENG ZHONGLI / XINHUA)
XICHANG – China successfully sent a new communication technology experiment satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan province Thursday.
The satellite was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket at 0:43 am (Beijing Time) and has entered the planned orbit.
The launch marked the 405th mission of Long March series carrier rockets.