11 June 2020
China successfully sent an new ocean observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province on 11 June. A Long March-2C rocket, carrying the satellite HY-1D, lifted off at 2:31 h (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration. The new satellite will form China's first satellite constellation for marine civil service together with HY-1C, which was launched in September 2018.
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