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China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

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Added On October 12, 2020

 China successfully launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Monday.

 
The high-orbit optical remote-sensing satellite, Gaofen-13, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket.
 
This satellite will serve economic development by providing information services. It will mainly be used for land surveys, crop yield estimations, environmental protection, weather forecasting, and early warnings, as well as disaster prevention and mitigation.