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New satellite launched in Jiuquan

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-09-23 11:16
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New satellite launched in Jiuquan

China successfully launched a remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XI on Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province.[Xinhua] 

China successfully launched a remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XI on Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province.

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The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 2-D carrier rocket at 10:42 am, according to the center.

The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, estimate crop yields and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavors.