China science, technology news summary -- Nov. 28

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BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


China sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province at 7:52 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time).

The satellite, Gaofen-12, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 320th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

Gaofen-12 will be used in land surveys, urban planning, road network design and crop yield estimate, as well as disaster relief. It can also serve projects along the Belt and Road.


Chinese oceanographic research ship Xiangyanghong 06 has set sail from the city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province to start a research expedition in the East Indian Ocean, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The voyage is part of the project Joint Advanced Marine and Ecological Studies in the Indian Ocean implemented by the Second Institute of Oceanography under the MNR. It will focus on the changes in the Indian Ocean's marine ecosystem and its response to monsoons, climate, as well as human activities.


China's aircraft maker Xi'an Aircraft Industry Co. (XAC) has delivered two high-performance Xinzhou-60 aircraft for remote sensing to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for aerial observation missions.

Wu Yirong, a CAS academician and president of the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the academy, said the new type of aircraft has obtained an airworthiness certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The refitted Xinzhou-60 airplanes have wide applications in emergency support, disaster relief, agriculture and water conservancy. Enditem

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