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China launches land exploration satellite

Updated: Mar 17,2018 7:23 PM     Xinhua

A Long March-2D rocket carrying a land exploration satellite is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, March 17, 2018. China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from here at 3:10 pm on March 17. The satellite is the fourth of its kind and mainly used for exploration of land resources by remote sensing. [Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — 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 pm on March 17.

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.

A Long March-2D rocket carrying a land exploration satellite is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China, March 17, 2018. China launched a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit from here at 3:10 pm on March 17. [Photo/Xinhua]

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