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China launches remote-sensing satellite

English.news.cn   2013-11-20 13:58:54            

The Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite is launched on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 20, 2013. Successfully launched on Wednesday, 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 184th mission for the Long March rocket family. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

In pictures: China launches remote-sensing satellite

TAIYUAN, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday sent a remote-sensing satellite into scheduled orbit, according to the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

The Yaogan XIX satellite was launched at 11:31 a.m. on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the launch center in north China's Shanxi Province, according to a press release from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

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 center said.

The launch marked the 184th mission for the nation's Long March rocket family.

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