Remote sensing satellite launchedUpdated: 2016-05-16
( China Daily )
China's Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Sunday at 10:43 am from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the 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. China launched the first Yaogan series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.