China launches remote sensing satellite 2008-12-01 13:24:16   Print

A new remote sensing satellite "Yaogan IV" is launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, at 12:42 on Dec. 1, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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    JIUQUAN, Gansu, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- China launched a new remote sensing satellite "Yaogan IV" on Monday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province.

    The satellite will be used for scientific research, land resources surveying, crop yield estimate and disaster prevention and relief, according to its chief developer, China Academy of Space Technology.

    The satellite was launched on a Long March-2D carrier rocket. This was the 113th launch of China's Long March series of rockets.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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