China successfully launches new earth observation satellite

It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Screen grab.

China today successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring, official media reported.

The Gaofen-6 satellite was launched on a Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 PM (local time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China.

A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time.

It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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