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China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite

Updated: May 15,2016 2:23 PM     Xinhua

A Long March 2-D rocket carrying the Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, May 15, 2016. China’s Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on May 15 at 10:43 am from Jiuquan in northwestern China’s gobi desert. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.[Photo/Xinhua]

JIUQUAN — China’s Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on May 15 at 10:43 am from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China’s gobi desert.

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

Yaogan-30 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 227th mission for the Long March rocket family.

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

A Long March 2-D rocket carrying the Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China’s Gansu province, May 15, 2016. China’s Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on May at 10:43 am from Jiuquan in northwestern China’s gobi desert. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.[Photo/Xinhua]

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