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Satellite placed in orbit after 200th Long March launch

By Zhao Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2014-12-08 07:39

On the 200th launch of a Long March rocket on Sunday, China put a satellite into orbit that it had jointly developed with Brazil.

The Long March-4B rocket blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi province, ferrying the Ziyuan-1-04, or CBERS-4 as it's known in Brazil, into the sun-synchronous orbit.

The remote sensing satellite will serve the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Program of the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research. The next satellite in the program, CBERS-4B, is expected to be launched in 2016.

Satellite placed in orbit after 200th Long March launch

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