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China launches new remote sensing satellite

Updated: Nov 15,2014 2:33 PM     Xinhua

China launches the Yaogan-23 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit at 2:53 a.m. on Nov 15 Beijing Time from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.[Photo/Xinhua]

TAIYUAN — China launched the Yaogan-23 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit at 2:53 a.m. on Nov 15 Beijing Time from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

The satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.

It was carried by a Long March-2C rocket, marking the 198th mission for the Long March rocket family.

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

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