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China launches reconnaissance satellites
Posted: Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 6:28 AM ET (1028 GMT)
China launched three reconnaissance satellites Aug. 19. A Long March 2D launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:36 pm EDT (1736 GMT) and placed the three Yaogan-35 satellites into orbit. Chinese media described the satellites as carrying out civil applications, but Western observers believe the satellites are used for military reconnaissance.
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