China’s Long March 2D launches Gaofen-5 01A satellite, rocket sheds tiles

A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched the Gaofen-5 01A satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Dec. 9, 2022. The rocket sheds insulation tiles during launch, a normal occurrence.

Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | edited by [Steve Spaleta](https://twitter.com/stevespaleta)

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