China launches new remote-sensing satellite

xinhuanet reports, that China has successfully launched "Yaogan IX", a new remote-sensing satellite, according to a statement from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

The satellite shall be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, forecast grain output and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention endeavor.

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