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China launches fourth trio of reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 28, 2018, 10:41 AM ET (1541 GMT)
Long March 2C launch of Yaogan 30-04 satellites (Xinhua) China launched another trio of reconnaissance satellites Thursday. The Long March 2C lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 12:40 am EST (0540 GMT), carrying a fourth set of three Yaogan-30 reconnaissance satellites. Official Chinese media reported that the satellites will conduct "electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments," but outside observers believe they are military reconnaissance satellites.
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