China launches new remote sensing satellite

China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Inner Mongolia at 11:44 p.m. Sunday. 

The satellite, Yaogan-33, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 357th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. 

The mission also sent a micro and nano technology experiment satellite into orbit.

The two satellites will be used for scientific experiments, land resources survey, crop yield estimation and disaster prevention and reduction.  

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

Search Trends