China launches : Land exploration satellite into preset orbit

China today launched,a land exploration satellite into a preset orbit for remote sensing operations.

In a reporte said that it was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi in the early hours. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space.

The satellite is mainly used for remote sensing exploration of land resources. The launch was the 259th mission of the Long March rocket series.

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