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China launches mapping satellite
 
Date:2015-10-27  Source:Xinhua
CHINA-JIUQUAN-MAPPING SATELLITE-LAUNCH (CN) 

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Oct. 26, 2015. Designed by a subsidiary of the CASTC, Tianhui-1C is the third satellite in the Tianhui-1 series and will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.(Xinhua/Yang Shiyao) 

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- China successfully sent the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into orbit at 3:10 p.m. Monday from Jiuquan satellite launch center in the northwestern province of Gansu.

The satellite was aboard a Long March 2D carrier rocket, the 215th launch of the Long March series carrier rockets, according China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASTC), the producer of the rocket.

Designed by a subsidiary of the CASTC, Tianhui-1C is the third satellite in the Tianhui-1 series and will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.

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