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China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

(Xinhua)    10:14, August 24, 2020

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A Long March-2D carrier rocket, carrying the Gaofen-9 05 satellite, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Aug. 23, 2020. China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27 a.m. Sunday (Beijing Time). A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

JIUQUAN, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 10:27 a.m. Sunday (Beijing Time).

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.


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