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China Launches Remote-sensing Satellite
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2013-11-01

TAIYUAN, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Yaogan XVIII 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 at 10:50 a.m. on the back of a Long March 2C carrier rocket, according to the center.

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

The launch marked the 183th mission for the Long March rocket family.