China launches RS satellite “Yaogan X”

China launches RS satellite “Yaogan X”

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China: China has put into orbit a remote-sensing (RS) satellite, “Yaogan X”, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket at 6:49 a.m. (Beijing Time), according to the centre.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiment, carry out surveys on land resources, estimate crops yield and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavour. Its predecessor “Yaogan IX” was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern Gansu Province in March.

Source: Xinhua