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China launches new mapping satellite- Mapping Satellite- I

08-25-2010 09:20 BJT

JIUQUAN, Gansu, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- China successfully launched a mapping satellite, "Mapping Satellite - I," from the northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 3:10 p.m. (Beijing time) Tuesday.

A mapping satellite, "Mapping Satellite - I," is launched from the northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, at 3:10 p.m. (Beijing time) on Aug. 24, 2010. The satellite, which was launched on a Long March 2-D carrier rocket, had entered into the preset orbit, according to the center. (Xinhua/Liang Jie)
A mapping satellite, "Mapping Satellite - I," is launched from the northwestern 
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, at 3:10 p.m. (Beijing time) on Aug. 24, 
2010. The satellite, which was launched on a Long March 2-D carrier rocket, 
had entered into the preset orbit, according to the center. (Xinhua/Liang Jie)

The satellite, which was launched on a Long March 2-D carrier rocket, had entered into the preset orbit, according to the center.

The satellite, developed by a company under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), would be mainly used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out surveys on land resources, and mapping, said a statement on the Ministry of National Defense website.

The remote sensing information and test results from the satellite would promote the country's scientific research and economic development, said the statement.

The launch was the 128th for China's Long March series of rockets since April 24, 1970, when a Long March-1 rocket successfully sent the country's first satellite Dongfanghong-1 into the space.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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