The launch is the 193rd mission for the Long March rocket family.
Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 a.m. on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) 2014-09-08, from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.
Also launched in this mission was the Tiantuo-1 satellite, designed and built by the National University of Defense Technology and carried by Long March-4B rocket.
Yaogan-21 will be used for scientific experiments, natural resource survey, estimation of crop yield and disaster relief, while Tiantuo-1 was designed for smart satellite experiments.
2014-9-28 13:13 p.m.
Successfully launched Shijian-11-07 satellite into orbit with a Long March-2C rocket.
‘Shijian’ means ‘Practice’ and this series of satellites have been used in a variety of configurations and missions for scientific research and technological experiments or demonstration.