China successfully launched remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XV

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The Yaogan XV remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China’s Shanxi province, according to a press release from the center. The satellite was launched on the back of a Long March 4B carrier rocket.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in reducing and preventing natural disasters.

The Long March 4B carrier rocket was produced by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Tuesday’s launch marked the 164th mission for the Long March rocket family. (ChinaDaily)

Featured image: A Long March 4C carrier rocket which carries Yaogan XV, a remote-sensing satellite, takes off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China’s Shanxi Province, May 29, 2012. China launched its remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XV from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 3:31 p.m. local time (0731 GMT) on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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