China sent a new remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:44 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time).

The satellite, Yaogan-33, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 357th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.

The mission also sent a micro and nanotechnology experiment satellite into orbit.

The two satellites will be used for scientific experiments, land resources survey, crop yield estimation, and disaster prevention and reduction.