China launches Yaogan XI

China launches Yaogan XI

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Beijing, China: China has successfully launched its remote sensing satellite, Yaogan XI from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the northwestern Gansu Province.

Earlier, Yaogan X was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province. “The new satellite is intended for scientific experiments, land survey, crop yield assessment, and disaster prevention and reduction,” a Chinese TV report said.

However, NASA’s spaceflight.com which carried a report on the Chinese satellite launch said western analysts believe that this class of satellites is being used for reconnaissance and military purposes.

Source: Zee News