China on Thursday launched a new remote sensing satellite into space.
The satellite, Yaogan-36, was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province on an indigenously built Long March-2D rocket.
According to Xinhua News, the satellite was launched into space at about 2:25 a.m. (1825GMT, Wednesday).
The satellite successfully entered its planned orbit.
It was the 455th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.