A Long March-4B rocket carrying the Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite blasts off at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 8, 2015. The satellite will mainly be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster prevention. (Xinhua/Guo Yu)
TAIYUAN, Nov. 8 China's Yaogan-28 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Sunday at 3:06 p.m. from Taiyuan launch site in Shanxi Province, north China.
The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.
Yaogan-28 was carried by a Long March-4B rocket, the 217th mission for the Long March rocket family.
China launched the first "Yaogan" series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.