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China launches Yaogan 15 satellite

29 May 2012, 10:54 UTC
China launches Yaogan 15 satellite
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At 0731 GMT on 29 May, China launched the Yaogan 15 satellite on a Long March 4C vehicle from the Taiyuan launch centre. Officially the satellite is to be used for for scientific experiments, land resources surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster response applications. But analysts believe that the Yaogan series of satellites are used for military reconnaissance missions.

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