China launches remote sensing satellite

The satellite `Yaogan XIII` was carried into space aboard a Long March 2C carrier rocket at 2:50 a.m. local time.

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
prevention.

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.

PTI

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