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December 21st, 2011
China to Launch Country’s First High-resolution Mapping Satellite for Civil Purposes

China will launch its first-ever high-resolution geological mapping satellite for civil purposes next January, according to official sources. The Ziyuan III satellite will be launched aboard a Long March 4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China’s Shanxi province, according to a conference held on Monday for the directors of surveying, mapping and geoinformation administrations across the nation. Read More