Chinese satellite successfully launched to monitor environment
09 May 2018
China launched a civilian-operated Earth-observing satellite on Tuesday 08 May to survey global land and water resources, air pollutants, greenhouse gases and other environmental parameters.
The Gaofen 5 environmental monitoring satellite launched at 18:28 GMT (2:28 p.m. EDT) Tuesday aboard a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan space center, a base in northern China's Shanxi province, according to state media reports.
Source: Spaceflight Now
Image credit: CCTV - The Gaofen 5 satellite