Beijing: China successfully launched the Fengyun-3 meteorological satellite into orbit on Sunday using a Chang Zheng-4B carrier rocket, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said.
The launch took place at 9:36 local time (01:36 GMT) from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in the northwestern province of Gansu, CASC said in a statement on Chinese social network WeChat.
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The Fengyun-3 satellite will be used to measure atmospheric precipitation.
This was the 471st mission for the Chang Zheng rocket family.