China launches remote sensing satellite ‘Yaogan-34’


The satellite was launched by the Long March 4C rocket from the Ciuçüen Satellite Launch Center in the northwest of the country, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

It was reported that the satellite was placed in the planned orbit location.

The remote sensing optical satellite is intended to be used in monitoring soil resources, urban planning, cadastre, designing road networks and disaster prevention and recovery.

The satellite is also expected to provide communication services for infrastructure construction under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The launch was the 368th mission performed with the Long March rockets.