China Launches Yaogan-29 Remote Sensing Satellite

China has successfully launched a remote sensing satellite named  was carried by a Long March – 4C rocket after it was launched on Thursday from Taiyuan in the country’s northern Shanxi province.

This is the 219th mission for the Long March rocket family. China launched the first “Yaogan” series satellite, Yaogan—1, in 2006.

Yaogan-29 remote sensing satellite

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

The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. However, western analysts believe the series of satellites are of a military nature, using electronic intelligence, electro—optical and synthetic aperture radar sensing equipment.

This launch comes weeks after China had successfully launched Yaogan—28.

– People’s Daily Online

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