China successfully launched five satellites into space
China has successfully launched five satellites using a Changzheng 2D launch vehicle, CCTV reported.
The rocket was launched on Saturday at 10:51 local time (05:51 Moscow time) from the Taiyuan cosmodrome in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi.
On board was the Jilin-1 01B satellite, three Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D satellites and one Xingshidai-10 satellite. The launch was the 376th in a row for the Changzheng series launch vehicles.
Last week, the Changzheng 2F launch vehicle was launched with the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft. The crew, which included astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, will return to Earth in September aboard the return capsule.