A Long March-2D rocket carrying Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite lifts from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's gobi desert on May 15, 2016. (Photo/Xinhua)
China's Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite was sent into space on Sunday at 10:43 a.m. from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's gobi desert.
The satellite will be used for experiments, land surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief.
Yaogan-30 was carried by a Long March-2D rocket, the 227th mission for the Long March rocket family.
China launched the first "Yaogan" series satellite, Yaogan-1, in 2006.