China launches new satellite

Updated: 2010-09-22 22:08
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JIUQUAN, Gansu - China successfully launched a remote-sensing satellite "Yaogan XI" Wednesday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the northwestern Gansu province.

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The satellite was sent into space aboard a Long March 2-D carrier rocket at 10:42 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.