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January 2nd, 2015
China Launches a Remote Sensing Satellite

The satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention.

It was carried by a Long March-4B rocket, marking the 202th mission for the Long March rocket family.

China launched the first satellite in the “Yaogan” series, Yaogan-1, in 2006.