China launches land exploration satellite via Long March-2D rocket

Xinhua Published: 2018-01-13 18:54:48
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China launched a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 3:10 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time. 

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space. 

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

The launch was the 263th mission of the Long March rocket series.

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

China launches a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, China, on Jan. 13, 2018. [Photo: Xinhua]

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