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INTERNATIONAL

Yunhai-1 03 : China Launches New Satellite For Environmental Detection

China sent a new Satellite into a planned orbit from the Jiuquan satellite launch center in Northwest China's Gobi Desert.

The Yunhai-1 03 Satellite was launched at 07:15 Beijing time on a long March-2D carrier rocket.

The satellite will be mainly used for detecting the atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and mitigation, and scientific experiments.

The launch marked the 438th mission for the long March rocket family.