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China launches land exploration satellite into space

(Xinhua)    10:13, March 18, 2018

A Long March-2D rocket carries a land exploration satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 p.m. March 17, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert of the country's northwest at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

The satellite is the fourth of its kind and mainly used for exploration of land resources by remote sensing.

A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.

The launch was the 268th mission of the Long March rocket series. 

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