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China launches land exploration satellite

Updated: Dec 23,2017 3:41 PM     Xinhua

China launches a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, Northwest China’s Gansu province, Dec 23, 2017. The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space. [Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 12:14 pm, Dec 23 Beijing Time.

The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources.

China launches a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, Northwest China’s Gansu province, Dec 23, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

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

The launch was the 259th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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