Tianhui-1C mapping satellite launched by China


China has effectively launched Tianhui - 1C which is a third mapping satellite of the Tianhui - 1 series into its chosen orbit. It was overall Long March rockets series 215th successful launch. The mapping satellite was launched by Long March 2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan.

  • The satellite was developed and produced under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASTC).

About Long March 2D:

  • It is also known as the Chang Zheng 2D, CZ - 2D and LM - 2D and is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket.
  • It is a 2 - stage carrier rocket mostly used for launching LEO and SSO satellites.
  • The Long March 2D made its maiden flight on 9 August 1992.
  • It is most commonly used to launch FSW - 2 and 3 survey satellites.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 29, 2015