China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite
The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.Updated: Aug 23, 2020, 11:03 IST
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.