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China launches new Earth observation satellite

2021/9/8 11:45:35   source:CGTN

A Long March-4C carrier rocket blasts off with Gaofen-5 02 satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province, north China, September 7, 2021. /CMG

China successfully launched Earth observation satellite Gaofen-5 02 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province at 11:01 a.m. on Tuesday.

The satellite was launched atop Long March-4C carrier rocket.

Gaofen-5 02 is a hyperspectral satellite that will be used for environmental monitoring, helping to improve the country's hyperspectral observation capacity of the atmosphere, water and land.

The satellite and carrier rocket were developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

It was the 387th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

(With input from Xinhua) 

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