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China launches mapping satellite
Posted: Sat, Oct 31, 2015, 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of Tianhui-1C (Xinhua) A Long March rocket successfully launched a mapping satellite Monday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 am EDT (0710 GMT, 3:10 pm Beijing time) and placed the Tianhui-1C satellite into orbit. The spacecraft is the third in a series of satellites that produces medium-resolution images for mapping applications.
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