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Successful launch of Yaogan III

China launched a remote sensing satellite

China on Monday 12 Nov. 2007 launched a remote sensing satellite to carry out land resource surveying, just weeks after it sent off its first lunar orbiter. The “Yaogan III” satellite will also be used for collecting data for crop yield estimate and disaster prevention, Xinhua news agency reported. It was launched on a Long March carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launching Centre in the northern province of Shanxi.
Source: SpaceDaily/AFP