12 October 2020
China successfully launched the Gaofen 13 optical remote-sensing satellite from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on 12 October at 00:57 BJT. The high-orbit satellite, was sent into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. This satellite will serve economic development by providing information services. It will mainly be used for land surveys, crop yield estimations, environmental protection, weather forecasting, and early warnings, as well as disaster prevention and mitigation.
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(Note: Initially, the launch time was wrongly given by GT!) 
RELATED: Xichang plans for 10 launches until March 2021
12 October 2020
Xichang Satellite Launch Centre will carry out 10 space launches until March next year. This means that there are on the average 2 launches per month, with the shortes time between two mission of 5 days. Among them is also the Chang'e 5 lunar probe.
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