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China Launched Earth Observation Satellite, Rocket Sheds Tiles

China's Long March 4B rocket launched the Gaofen-11 04 satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Dec. 27, 2022. The satellite will be used for "land resources surveying, urban planning, road network design, crop yield estimation and disaster relief," according to China Central Television. The Long March 4B rocket sheds insulation tiles during launch, a normal occurrence. Credit: China Central Television
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