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China Launches 5 New Earth Observation Satellites into Orbit

19 September 2019

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A Chinese Long March 11 rocket successfully launched five new remote-sensing satellites today (19 September).

The rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gobi Desert at 2:42 p.m. local time (2:42 a.m. EDT; 0642 GMT), lofting the Zhuhai-1 Group-3 satellites into orbit.

Source: SPACE.com

Image credit: CCTV - A Chinese Long March 11 rocket lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gobi Desert on 19 Sept. 2019, carrying five Zhuhai-1 Group-3 remote-sensing satellites into orbit.