China launches new test satellites via Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket

In this Oct 27, 2021 file photo, a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket carrying the Jilin-1 Gaofen 02F satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwest China. (WANG JIANGBO / XINHUA)

JIUQUAN – China sent two new test satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday.

The CentiSpace-1-S3/S4 test satellites were launched by a Kuaizhou-1A carrier rocket at 10:24 am (Beijing Time) and they have entered the planned orbit successfully.

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This was the 17th flight mission of the Kuaizhou-1A rockets, according to the launch center.