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China launches mapping satellite
Posted: Mon, May 7, 2012, 5:51 AM ET (0951 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of Tianhui 1-02 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket placed a Chinese mapping satellite into orbit on Sunday. A Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 am EDT (0710 GMT, 3:10 pm Beijing time) Sunday and placed the Tianhui 1-02 satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite will provide medium-resolution stereo imagery for use in mapping and other applications. The satellite is the second such mapping satellite, after the launch of the first Tianhui satellite in 2010.
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