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China launches land exploration satellite

Updated: Dec 3,2017 2:10 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 3, 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 12:11 pm Beijing Time on Dec 3.

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

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

The launch was the 257th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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 3, 2017. [Photo/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 3, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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