China launches new satellite for Earth observation

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-06-28 09:15
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A Gaofen 12-03 satellite is sent into orbit from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 27, 2022. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/provided to]

JIUQUAN -- China sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Monday.

The satellite, Gaofen 12-03, was launched by a Long March-4C carrier rocket at 11:46 pm (Beijing Time) and has entered the planned orbit successfully.

It will be used in a variety of fields including land surveys, urban planning, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.

The launch marked the 425th flight mission of the Long March series carrier rockets.

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