MOSCOW, October 20 (RIA Novosti) – China has launched its new Yaogan-22 remote sensing optical satellite into scheduled orbit Monday, Chinese News Service reported.
The satellite was launched atop a Long March 4C rocket, which blasted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, a Chinese space and defense launch facility and a spaceport.
The satellite will be used for scientific exploration purposes, natural resource and crop yield surveys, and disaster relief, according to Chinese News Service.
The previous launch of satellites in this series was made on September 8. Yaogan-22 is assumed to be the third electro-optical satellite of its kind, according to the NASA Space Flight website.