China launches remote sensing satellite

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(151108) -- TAIYUAN, Nov. 8, 2015 (Xinhua) -- A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 8, 2015. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. (Xinhua/Guo Yu)(mcg)
(151108) -- TAIYUAN, Nov. 8, 2015 (Xinhua) -- A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 8, 2015. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. (Xinhua/Guo Yu)(mcg)
 A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Nov. 8, 2015. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. (Xinhua/Guo Yu)(mcg)

Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China’s Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Sunday from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi province.

The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief, Xinhua news agency reported.

Yaogan-28 was carried by a Long March-4B rocket, the 217th mission for the Long March rocket series.

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