China Launches Yaogan-28 Remote Sensing Satellite from Taiyuan

China on Sunday successfully launched its latest remote sensing satellite to be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.┬áThe satellite named Yaogan-28 was carried by a Long March-4B rocket after it was launched from Taiyuan in the country’s northern Shanxi Province.

Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite

This is the 217th mission for the Long March rocket family. China launched the first “Yaogan” series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.

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

However, western analysts believe the series of satellites are of a military nature, using electronic intelligence, electro-optical and synthetic aperture radar sensing equipment.

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

PTI

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