Second Chinese Disaster Relief Satellite has been launched

Satellite image of Pearl River delta in China

China has successfully launched its second Disaster Relief Satellite, Yaogan Weixing-24, on Thursday 20 November, at 15:12 local time.

The Yaogan Weixing-24 remote-sensing satellite will carry out disaster relief monitoring, scientific experiments and assess and estimate crop yields.

On 22 October 2014, Yaogan-22 had been launched, the first of the series. Yaogan Weixing satellites use optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors.

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