A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Ziyuan-1 02E satellite blasts off from the Taiyuan launch site in central China on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Ziyuan-1 02E satellite blasts off from the Taiyuan launch site in central China on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

China sends observation satellite into orbit to look for resources on Earth

  • It was carried by a Long March 4C rocket and is the latest in a record year of Chinese space launches
  • A smaller satellite was also launched and will be used by a Beijing middle school to teach geography and science

Topic |   China science
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Ziyuan-1 02E satellite blasts off from the Taiyuan launch site in central China on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Ziyuan-1 02E satellite blasts off from the Taiyuan launch site in central China on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua
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