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China launches Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite

Updated: Aug 27,2015 3:23 PM     Xinhua

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 27, 2015. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention.[Photo/Xinhua]

TAIYUAN — China’s Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Aug 27 at 10:31 am Beijing Time, from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi province, North China.

The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention.

Yaogan-27 was carried by a Long March-4C rocket, the 207th mission for the Long March rocket family.

China launched the first “Yaogan” series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 27, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-27 remote sensing satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 27, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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