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China puts in orbit research satellite

December 11, 2014, 5:42 UTC+3 BEIJING
The satellite was launched by a Long March-4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan space pad in the northwestern province of Gansu
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BEIJING, December 11. /TASS/. China has successfully placed into designated orbit its Yaogan-25 remote sensing satellite, China’s Central Television said on Thursday.

The satellite was launched by a Long March-4C carrier rocket from the Jiuquan space pad in the northwestern province of Gansu.

The Yaogan-25 satellite will be used for scientific experiments and Earth surface surveys. Its data will also be used to estimate crop yields and disaster relief.

This was Long March’s 201st launch.

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