China launches new Earth observation satellite

Taiyuan, China sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi Province at 11:01 am Tuesday (Beijing Time).

The satellite, Gaofen-5 02, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered its planned orbit successfully.

It was the 387th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.  

(EW correspondent)