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November 21, 2014
China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite
Jiuquan, China (XNA) Nov 21, 2014
China sent the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite into a scheduled orbit at 3:12 p.m. on Thursday from the Jiuquan satellite launch center. Yaogan satellites will mainly be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. The Yaogan-24 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 199th mission for the Long March rocket family. China launched the first satellite in the "Yaogan" series, Yaogan-1, in 2006. div class="BDTX">Source: ... read more
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