China launches meteorological satellite

Beijing, Jan 13: China Friday successfully launched a meteorological satellite.

The satellite was launched from southwestern Xichang satellite launch centre.

Capable of continuous meteorological monitoring and sending maritime and water resource data, the satellite is expected to play an important role in weather forecasting, reported Xinhua.

Developed and produced by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, the orbiter will collect data for the China Meteorological Administration.