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China launches Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite

Updated: Nov 27,2015 7:53 AM     Xinhua

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, on Nov 27. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

TAIYUAN — China’s Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite was launched on Nov 26 at 5:24 am from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi province, north China.

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

Yaogan-29 was carried by a Long March-4C rocket, the 219th 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-29 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, on Nov 27. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, on Nov 27. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, on Nov 27. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Long March-4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of North China’s Shanxi province, on Nov 27. The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. [Photo/Xinhua]

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