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China launches satellite for scientific experiments

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BEIJING (PTI): China on Thursday successfully launched a remote sensing satellite from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in northwest China's Gansu Province.

Yaogan-24 satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop-yield estimates and disaster relief, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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 of the "Yaogan" series, Yaogan-1, in 2006.

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