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China launches new optical remote sensing satellite
October 13, 2020

China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

The high-orbit optical remote-sensing satellite, Gaofen-13, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

This satellite will serve economic development by providing information services.

It will mainly be used for land surveys, crop yield estimations, environmental protection, weather forecasting, and early warnings, as well as disaster prevention and mitigation.

Today launch was the 349th by the Long March rocket series.