China launches new cartography satellite to LEO

by | Jul 29, 2021 | China, Launches, Military space, Satellites, Seradata News

China successfully launched a Long March 2D/2 (CZ-2D/2) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, at 0401 GMT on 29 July. The mission carried the Tianhui 1-04 satellite, used for mapping/cartography purposes. Western sources believe this series of satellites has a dual military and civilian function and as such may be used both the Chinese Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Long March 2D rocket lifts-off from the pad in northwest China. Courtesy of Xinhua/Wang Jiangbo

 

Phil Hylands contributed to this article. 

 

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