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China Launches New Earth Observation Satellite
SOURCE: China Space News UPDATED: 6 June 2018

JIUQUAN, June 2 (China Space News) -- China on Saturday launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring.

The Gaofen-6 was launched on a Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 p.m. Beijing Time from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center 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.

Developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, it will form a constellation with other Gaofen satellites in orbit.

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