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China launches Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite

Updated: Nov 8,2015 5:43 PM     Xinhua


TAIYUAN — China’s Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Nov 8 at 3:06 pm from Taiyuan launch site in North China’s Shanxi province.

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

Yaogan-28 was carried by a Long March-4B rocket, the 217th mission for the Long March rocket family.

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