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China launches remote sensing satellite

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China launches remote sensing satellite
China launches remote sensing satellite

Beijing – China launched Tuesday a remote sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s Shanxi province, according to the centre.

The Yaogan XVIII remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched at 10.50 a.m. on the back of a Long March 2C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s Shanxi province, Xinhua reported citing a press release of the centre as saying.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters.

The launch marked the 183th mission for the Long March rocket family.

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