China launched third mapping satellite of Tianhui-1 series

Oct 27, 2015 09:18 IST

China on 26 October 2015 successfully launched the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite into its designated orbit from Jiuquan satellite launch centre in the north-western province of Gansu.

A Long March-2D carrier rocket carried the Tianhui-1C mapping satellite blasts off from the launch pad.

The satellite will offer a boost to country's ability to carry out scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.

The Tianhui-1C, which is the third satellite in the Tianhui-1 series, was designed by a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASTC).

The first Tianhui 1 mapping satellite was launched in August 2010, and Tianhui 1B was launched in May 2012.

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