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China launches land exploration satellite into space

2018/3/19 8:58:10   source:Xinhua

China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert of the country's northwest at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

A Long March-2D rocket carries a land exploration satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 p.m. March 17, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

A Long March-2D rocket carries a land exploration satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 p.m. March 17, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

The satellite is the fourth of its kind and mainly used for exploration of land resources by remote sensing.

A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.

The launch was the 268th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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