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China launches remote-sensing satellite

 The remote-sensing satellite, “Yaogan X”, is sent into space aboard
a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center
in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Aug. 10, 2010.
The satellite is supposed to conduct scientific experiment, carry out
surveys on land resources, forecast grain output and play a role in
natural disaster reduction and prevention. (Xinhua/Shang Chunya)

China on Tuesday successfully put into orbit another remote-sensing
satellite, “Yaogan X”, from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in
Northern Shanxi province.

The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket at 6:49 am (Beijing Time), according to the center.
The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiment, carry out
surveys on land resources, estimate crops yield and help with natural
disaster-reduction and prevention endeavor.
Its predecessor “Yaogan IX” was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwestern Gansu province in March.