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China launches remote sensing satellite

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BEIJING (PTI): China has launched a remote sensing satellite into the preset orbit from a launchpad in northern part of the country.

The Yaogan-26 satellite was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China's Shanxi Province on Dec. 27, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention, the report said.

The satellite was carried by a Long March-4B rocket, marking the 202th mission for the rocket family.

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

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