China sent two new test satellites into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre 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.

According to the launch centre, this was the 17th flight mission of the Kuaizhou 1A rockets.

China launched a Long March 2D carrier rocket on Tuesday to place a remote sensing satellite group in space.

The fifth batch of the Yaogan 35 family, the satellites were lifted from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan and entered the preset orbit.

They will be mainly used to conduct scientific experiments, land resource surveys, agricultural product yield estimation, and disaster prevention and mitigation.

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