Beijing: China today successfully launched its remote-sensing satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi.
The satellite `Yaogan XIII` was carried into space aboard
a Long March 2C carrier rocket at 2:50 a.m. local time,
according to the center.
The satellite will be used to conduct scientific
experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, monitor crop
yields and help with natural disaster-reduction and
The Long March 2C carrier rocket was produced by China
Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Today`s flight is the 152th mission of Long-March-series
carrier rockets. China has planned to put 25 satellites into
space by the end of this year.