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China launches imaging satellite
Posted: Sat, Aug 8, 2020, 5:07 PM ET (2107 GMT)
China launched a new Earth imaging satellite Thursday. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:01 am EDT (0401 GMT, 12:01 pm Beijing time) Thursday and placed the Gaofen-9 04 satellite into orbit. The satellite is the latest in a series to provide high-resolution imagery. The launch also carried a small secondary payload from Tsinghua University called Q-SAT that is described as a gravity and atmospheric science satellite.
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