For the supervision and survey of maritime environment

2011.8.19-satellite.jpgChina has successfully launched a new satellite from the Taiyuan Launch Center to monitor the maritime environment.

The orbiter 'Haiyang-2' was boosted by a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the launch centre in the city of Taiyuan in Shanxi Province.

The satellite, the second in the past four days to have been launched, is for the supervision and survey of maritime environment and an important measure for prevention and reduction of maritime disasters.

Source: PTI