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China Launches Land Exploration Satellite
SOURCE: China Space News UPDATED: 18 March 2018

BEIJING, Mar. 18 (China Space News)  -- 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 p.m. Saturday.

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.

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