China launches remote-sensing satellite 2009-12-15 13:30:54   Print

    TAIYUAN, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- China sent into space a remote-sensing satellite "Yaogan VIII" from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center Tuesday morning, according to the center.

    The satellite, which was aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket, was launched at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, a source with the center said.

    Also on board is a minisatellite, "Hope I," which will be used for the country's young people to experience aerospace science and technology. "Hope I" has already been put into orbit.

Editor: Li Xianzhi
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