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China launches new remote sensing satellite

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-09-07 09:31

A Long March 4C rocket carrying a remote sensing satellite Yaogan 33 03 blasts off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northwest China, Sept 7, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China on Thursday.

The satellite, Yaogan 33 03, was launched by a Long March 4C carrier rocket at 2:14 am (Beijing Time) and has entered the planned orbit successfully.

It will be used for scientific experiments, land resources surveys, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and relief.

This was the 486th flight mission of the Long March series carrier rockets.

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