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China launches new satellite to monitor ocean environment

Source:Xinhuanet21-09-2020

A Long March-4B rocket, carrying the Haiyang-2C (HY-2C) satellite, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Sept. 21, 2020. The country's third ocean dynamic environment satellite, the HY-2C, will form a network with the previous HY-2B and subsequent HY-2D to carry out high-precision maritime environment monitoring. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

JIUQUAN, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday sent a new ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2C (HY-2C) satellite took off at 1:40 p.m. (Beijing Time), according to the launch center.

The country's third ocean dynamic environment satellite, the HY-2C, will form a network with the previous HY-2B and subsequent HY-2D to carry out high-precision maritime environment monitoring.

Monday's launch was the 347th by the Long March rocket series.

Source: Xinhuanet

Editor: Liu Shuqiao