China launches new remote sensing satellite

China on Thursday successfully launched a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, News.Az reports citing Xinhua. 

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the satellite Yaogan-39 lifted off at 8:24 a.m. (Beijing Time).

The launch was the 490th mission undertaken by the Long March rocket series.


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