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China launches two SuperView satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14, 2018, 5:40 PM ET (2240 GMT)
Long March 2D launch of SuperView 3 and 4 (Xinhua) A Long March rocket launched two commercial imaging satellites late Monday. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 10:24 pm EST (0324 GMT Tuesday) and placed two SuperView-1 imaging satellites into orbit. The satellites, operated by Chinese company Beijing Space View Technology Company Ltd., join two others launched in late 2016 to provide high-resolution Earth imagery. The launch is the first of as many as 40 Chinese missions slated to fly in 2018.
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