China Launches Earth Observation Satellite

gaofen-12 02 satellite

Long March-4C rocket carrying Gaofen-12 02 satellite. (Fair Use Xinhua Photo)

China launched the "Gaofen-12 02" satellite at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre on March 31.

Launched by Long March 4C carrier rocket, the satellite will mainly be used to survey territory, work out urban prospective plans, design road networks, assess the estimated production of agricultural crops and prevent and reduce disasters.

It was the 364th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

(Pyongyang Times, Xinua, CASC)

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