China successfully launches new ocean observation satellite
Editor: Chen Zhuo
TAIYUAN, June 11 (Xinhua) -- China successfully sent an ocean observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province Thursday.
A Long March-2C rocket, carrying the satellite HY-1D, lifted off at 2:31 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration.
The new satellite will form China's first satellite constellation for marine civil service together with HY-1C, which was launched in September 2018.
Thursday's launch was the 334th by the Long March rocket series.
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