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China Launches Remote Sensing Satellite
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2014-10-21

TAIYUAN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- China launched the Yaogan-22 remote sensing satellite into scheduled orbit at 2:31 p.m. on Monday Beijing Time from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.

The satellite will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveying, estimating crop yields and disaster relief.

It was carried by a Long March-4C rocket. The launch is the 195th mission for the Long March rocket family.