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China launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Jan 2, 2021, 12:36 PM ET (1736 GMT)
Long March 4C launch of Yaogan 33 (Xinhua) China launched a reconnaissance satellite Dec. 27. A Long March 4C rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 10:44 am EST (1544 GMT) and placed the Yaogan-33 satellite into orbit. Chinese media disclosed few details about the payload, but outside observers believe it has a synthetic aperture radar imaging payload. The rocket also carried a small scientific satellite.
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