A modified version of the Long March-7 carrier rocket carrying the Shijian-23 satellite blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province, Jan. 9, 2023.
China successfully sent a new satellite into space from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan on Monday.
The satellite, Shijian-23, was launched aboard a modified version of the Long March-7 carrier rocket at 6 a.m. (Beijing Time) and entered its planned orbit successfully.
The Shijian-23 satellite is mainly used for scientific experiments and technical verification.
The launch was the 459th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.