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Chinese satellite successfully launched to monitor environment

09 May 2018

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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