The satellite will orbit the Earth collecting data on greenhouse gas concentrations and monitor the occurrence of red tide algae in the Arabian Gulf.
The new satellite is scheduled to reach the orbit in November, one month after its launch.
Arianespace will launch the Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites together as a stacked pair in 2022, and Galaxy 37 in 2023.
The satellite was designed by Ethiopian engineers in an initiative co-funded by both Ethiopia and China.
The satellite, called Gaofen-9(05), was sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket
Galaxy 30 communications satellite will replace Galaxy 14 at 125 degrees west once it is in service in early 2021.
The mission will carry NASA astronauts along with JAXA mission specialist Soichi Noguchi for a six-month science mission aboard the orbiting laboratory.
The Hope Probe successfully lifted off at 01:58 am UAE time on July 20, after the countdown for the last 10 seconds was done in Arabic.
The launch of the Hope Probe spacecraft was delayed due to bad weather conditions.
The Hope Probe is set to liftoff on July 15, 2020, at 00:51:27 UAE time from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre, and is anticipated to enter the Mars orbit in...