China launched a new satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi on Saturday.

The satellite Gaofen-11 03, sent by a Long March-4B carrier rocket which blasted off at 9:51 a.m. Beijing Time, has successfully entered the preset orbit.

The launch marked the 397th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

The Karnataka administration emphasizes the importance of expanding industries ‘beyond Bengaluru,’ the state plans to deploy satellite systems for improved internet access in rural and distant areas over the next two years.

This is the third time for the Long March-4Brocket to launch the Gaofen-11 satellites, after two previous missions on July 31, 2018, and September 7, 2020.