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China successfully launches new ocean observation satellite


A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time) in northwest China, May 19, 2021. China sent the new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua)

JIUQUAN, May 19 (Xinhua) — China sent a new ocean-monitoring satellite on Wednesday into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Haiyang-2D (HY-2D) satellite took off at 12:03 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the launch center. Enditem

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