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China launches new Earth observation satellite

02 June 2018

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China on Saturday (02 June 2018) launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring.

The Gaofen-6 was launched on a Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 p.m. Beijing Time from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time.

It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series.

Source: Xinhuanet

Image credit: Xinhua/Wang Jiangbo - Taken on 02 June, 2018, this photo shows the Gaofen-6 being launched on a Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 p.m. Beijing Time from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.