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China launches new remote-sensing satellite

English.news.cn   2010-08-10 10:03:34 FeedbackPrintRSS

TAIYUAN, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday successfully put into orbit another remote-sensing satellite, "Yaogan X", from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province.

The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket at 6:49 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the center.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiment, carry out surveys on land resources, estimate crops yield and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavor.

Its predecessor "Yaogan IX" was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province in March.

Editor: Yang Lina
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