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Posted: Nov 26, 2012

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

(Nanowerk News) The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center confirmed that China successfully launched the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite into space at 12:06 am Sunday.
The satellite, launched from the center in Northwest China's Gansu province, was boosted by a Long March-4C carrier rocket and sent into a predetermined orbit.
China successfully launches remote sensing satellite
China launched the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua]
The Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite was developed by an affiliate research institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
It has been designed for a variety of uses, including technological experimentation, land resource surveying, agricultural yield estimation and disaster prevention and reduction.
The launch marked the 172th of the Long March series carrier rockets.
Source: Xinhua
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