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China launches new satellite

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A remote-sensing satellite "Yaogan XI" is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center of northwest China's Gansu Province at 10:42 a.m. (Beijing Time) on Sept. 22, 2010. The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 2-D carrier rocket, according to the center. (Xinhua Photo)

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched a remote-sensing satellite "Yaogan XI" Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern Gansu Province.

The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 2-D carrier rocket at 10:42 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.

Editor: Pliny
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