CHINA China sets up new remote sensing satellite Gaofen-6

CHINA

China sets up new remote sensing satellite Gaofen-6

By Yu Jianbin and Li Xiaofan | People's Daily app

14:33, June 02, 2018

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Gaofen-6 took off on Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 pm from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, one of China’s major launch sites. (Photos: Wang Jiangbo)

China launched Gaofen-6, a new remote sensing Earth observation satellite on Saturday to be used mainly for agricultural resource monitoring, research and disaster management.

Gaofen-6 took off on Long March-2D rocket at 12:13 pm from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, one of China’s major launch sites. A scientific experiment satellite Luojia-1 was sent into the orbit with Gaofen-6 on the same rocket.

The mission marks the 276th launch of the Long March rocket series.

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(Compiled by Cao Yanghong)

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