Jiuquan (China) : China on Thursday launched a new Earth-observing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.

The satellite, Gaofen-3 03, was launched by a Long March-4C rocket at 7:47 a.m. and successfully entered orbit, Xinhua news agency reported.

The launch is the 414th mission for the Long March Series Carrier Rockets.