China launches new remote sensing satellite

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A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-39 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 10, 2023.

XICHANG, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China on Sunday launched a Long March-2D carrier rocket, placing a remote sensing satellite in space.

The rocket blasted off at 9:58 a.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan and sent the Yaogan-39 satellite into the preset orbit.

It was the 500th flight mission of the Long March series rockets.

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