On November 29, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (on November 30 at 02:50 Beijing time) the Chang Zheng-2C (Long March-2C) rocket-carrier was launched from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi, China.
The rocket orbited the "Yaogan XIII” remote-sensing satellite. The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, monitor crop yields and help with natural disaster-reduction and prevention.
The Long March 2C rocket was produced by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This launch is the 152th mission of Long-March-series rockets.