China launches remote sensing satellite
Updated: 2014-09-08 15:50
TAIYUAN - China successfully launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 am on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.
Also launched in this mission was the Tiantuo-1 satellite, designed and built by the National University of Defense Technology and carried by Long March-4B rocket.
Yaogan-21 will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource survey, estimation of crop yield and disaster relief, while Tiantuo-1 was designed for smart satellite experiments.
The launch is the 193rd mission for the Long March rocket family.