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Three Gaofen Earth observation satellites launched by China

03 April 2018

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China has launched its 10th space mission of the year, deploying three civilian-operated Earth observation satellites with cameras to help monitor natural disasters, survey natural resources and assist in infrastructure planning.

The Earth-imaging satellites lifted off on top of a Long March 4C rocket at 0322 GMT on 31 March (11:22 p.m. EDT on 30 March) from the Taiyuan space center in northern China's Shanxi province, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Source: Spaceflight Now

Image credit: CCTV - A Long March 4C rocket lifted off 31 March with three Gaofen 1-series Earth observation satellites

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