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China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

PTI
Published : Aug 23, 2020, 12:57 pm IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2020, 12:57 pm IST

A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket

 Sunday's launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series. (AP)
  Sunday's launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series. (AP)

Beijing: China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from its Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on Sunday.

The satellite, Gaofen-9 05, was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.

 

A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket.

Sunday's launch was the 343rd mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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