China launches new satellite for Earth observation

Jiuquan (China): China launched a new Earth-observation satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Thursday.

The satellite, Gaofen-3 03, was launched by a Long March-4C rocket at 7:47 a.m. and has entered the planned orbit successfully, Xinhua news agency reported.

The launch marks the 414th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

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