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May 16th, 2016

Yaogan-30 Satellite Is Launched By China

Photo of the Yaogan-30 satellite launch is courtesy of Xinhua.

As reported by China Daily, the nation's Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was lifted into space on Sunday at 10:43 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's Gobi desert.

The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. Yaogan-30 was carried aloft 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.