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China launches next-gen weather satellite

Submit on Monday, December 12th, 2016 22:59

Rocket: Chang Zheng 3B; Payload: Fengyun 4A; Date: 10 December 2016, 1611 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The Fengyun-4 satellite, the first of China’s second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have been launched, is also the country’s first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit.

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