A modified version of the Long March-7 carrier rocket carrying a new satellite, Zhongxing-1E, blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 13, 2022. Zhongxing-1E has entered the planned orbit successfully. (Photo by Tu Haichao/Xinhua)
China successfully sent a new satellite into space from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan on Tuesday.
The satellite, Zhongxing-1E, was launched at 9:18 p.m. (Beijing Time) by a modified version of the Long March-7 carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It will provide high-quality voice, data, radio and television transmission services.
This was the 437th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.