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Home / World News / China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.

world Updated: Aug 23, 2020, 11:03 IST
Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
Beijing
A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying earth observation satellite Gaofen-9 03 takes off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China. Sunday’s launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying earth observation satellite Gaofen-9 03 takes off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China. Sunday’s launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.(REUTERS)

China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on Sunday.

The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.

A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.

Sunday’s launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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