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China launches Yunhai-1 meteorological satellite

Updated: Nov 13,2016 11:11 AM     Xinhua

The Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying China’s Yunhai-1 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Northwest China’s Gansu province, Nov 12, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — China sent into space a meteorological satellite, Yunhai-1, at 7:14 am on Nov 12 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwestern China’s gobi desert.

Yunhai-1 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 240th mission for the Long March rocket family.

Developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the satellite will be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environment, disaster prevention and mitigation, and scientific experiments.

The Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying China’s Yunhai-1 satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Northwest China’s Gansu province, Nov 12, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

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