China launches remote sensing satellite into space

China launches remote sensing satellite into space

ISTANBUL:

China on Wednesday launched into space a new remote sensing satellite.

The satellite Yaogan-33 04 was blasted into space at around 4.15 a.m. (2015GMT Tuesday) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China.

According to Chinese space authorities, the satellite, aboard a Long March rocket, entered its planned orbit.

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

It was the 489th flight mission of the home-built Long March carrier rocket series.


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