Oct 26, 2015

China launches latest mapping satellite of Tianhui-1 series

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BEIJING: China today successfully sent its third mapping satellite of the Tianhui-1 series into orbit which will enhance the country’s ability to carry out scientific research, mapping and disaster relief.

Tianhui-1C mapping satellite was launched from the Jiuquan launching base located in the country’s northwestern Gansu province.

Tianhui-1C was aboard a Long March 2D carrier rocket, the 215th launch of the Long March series rockets, said the China Aerospace Science and Tec.

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