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China Launches Yaogan-30 Remote Sensing Satellite
SOURCE: China Space News     UPDATED: 2016-05-18

BEIJING, May 18 (China Space News) — China's Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Sunday at 10:43 a.m. from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's gobi desert.

The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.

Yaogan-30 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 227th mission for the Long March rocket family.