On Friday, April 30, China successfully launched a new, remote sensing satellite, Yaogan-34, into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 3:27 p.m.
The Yaogan-34 satellite was carried by a Long March-4C rocket and successfully entered the planned orbit.
The optical remote sensing satellite will be used for the survey of land resources, urban planning, the confirmation of land rights, road network design, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and reduction. The satellite will also provide information services for the construction of the Belt and Road.
This was the 368th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.