China launched a satellite for Venezuela.
On September 29, 2012 the "Chang Zheng-2D” (Long March-2D) rocket-carrier was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province. The rocket orbited the Venezuelan "VRSS-1" (Venezuela Remote Sensing Satellite) satellite.
The VRSS-1 is Venezuela's first remote sensing satellite, and it will be mainly used for the country's land resources inspections, environmental protection, disaster detection and management, crop yield estimation and city plans.
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