China launches remote-sensing satellite
China Saturday sent a remote-sensing satellite into orbit.
The Yaogan XX satellite blasted off at 1.45 p.m., on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre located in the Gobi desert, about 1,600 km from Beijing, Xinhua reported.
The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters.
The launch marked the 190th mission for the nation's Long March rocket family.
(Posted on 10-08-2014)