Earth Observation Mission News
China launches new disaster monitoring satellite, Kuaizhou II
21 November 2014
A satellite for natural disaster monitoring was successfully launched into orbit at 2:37 p.m. Friday, China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center announced.
The satellite Kuaizhou II, or speedy vessel II, will be used to monitor natural disasters and provide disaster-relief information.
The satellite was carried by a small launch vehicle bearing the same name as the vessel Kuaizhou.
Source: Xinhua News
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