Sunday, November 29, 2015

China launches Tianhui-1C mapping satellite of Tianhui-1

  • China launched its third mapping satellite of the Tianhui-1 series into orbit from the Jiuquan launching base located in the country’s northwestern Gansu province.
Tianhui-1C for :
  • Tianhui-1C will enhance the country’s ability to carry out scientific research, mapping, scientific experiments, land resource surveys, mapping, crop yield estimation and disaster relief.
  • It was the 215th launch of the Long March series rockets, said the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASTC), China’s primary launch vehicle and satellite contractor.
  • First Tianhui 1 mapping satellite of the series was launched in August 2010.

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