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May 31, 2016
China launches new satellite for civilian hi-res mapping
Beijing (XNA) May 31, 2016
China launched a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite on Monday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province. The 2.7-tonne Ziyuan III 02 satellite took off on the back of a Long March 4B rocket at 11:17 a.m. Beijing time, according to the center. It was the 228th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. Also on board the rocket were two NewSat satellites from Uruguay. All three satellites have entered preset orbits, the Taiyuan center said in a statement. ... read more

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