A Long March-3B carrier rocket carrying the Zhongxing-9B satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 9, 2021. The satellite was launched at 7:50 p.m. (Beijing Time) and entered the planned orbit successfully. (Photo by Bai Xiaofei/Xinhua)
XICHANG, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched a new satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday.
The satellite, Zhongxing-9B, was launched at 7:50 p.m. (Beijing Time) by a Long March-3B carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.
This launch marked the 388th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.