China launches new remote sensing satellite

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XICHANG, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched a new remote sensing satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday.

The Yaogan-36 satellite was lifted at 8:23 p.m. (Beijing Time) by a Long March-2D carrier rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully.

This launch marked the 451st mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.