China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite

Photo Credit: Xinhua / Liu Chan

According to Chinese Media, the Yaogan XVI remote-sensing satellite was successfully launched today from Jiuquan Launch Center in China at 4:06 a.m. GMT. The satellite was launched atop a Long March-4C from the launch complex located in China’s Gansu Province.

The Yaogan XVI satellite is an Earth observation satellite that could, possibly, have military applications as well.  It was developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This is the 172nd launch of the Long March carrier series of rockets.

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