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China launches weather satellite

RIA Novosti

05:40 05/11/2010

BEIJING, November 5 (RIA Novosti) - China has launched a new meteorological satellite, Xinhua reported.

The launch was made from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province.

The launch center said the Fengyun-3 (FY-3) satellite is equipped with a dozen advanced detectors and is capable of carrying out a three-dimensional, all-weather, multi-spectrum quantitative detection to acquire data from the ground surface, the ocean and space.

China is to launch 12 satellites of the FY-3 series and six of the FY-4 series by 2020.

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