China launches new Earth observation satellite

Beijing:  China on Sunday successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province.

The launch took place at 11.58 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported.

The satellite, Gaofen-14, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.

Sunday’s launch was the 354th mission of the Long March rocket series.


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