China launches new remote-sensing satellite |
10 May 2012
China successfully launched the remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XIV Thursday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi, according to a press release from the center.
The satellite was carried into space aboard a Long March 4B carrier rocket which blasted off at 3:06 p.m. Beijing time, according to the center.
The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, monitor crop yields and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention.
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Source: Xinhua News