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China launches Turkish satellite

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

China launches Turkish satellite


xinhuanet.com said:

JIUQUAN, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish Earth observation satellite was successfully sent into space from northwest China early on Wednesday morning, marking the completion of this year's space launches.

A statement released by the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert said the Turkish satellite, the GK-2, was launched at 12:13 a.m. and was delivered into its predetermined orbit by a Long March 2D carrier rocket.

It marked the 174th flight of the Long March series of carrier rockets.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

More mobile phone sales for the Chinese!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 December 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

More mobile phone sales for the Chinese!
And mobile phones are connected to Turkish Earth Observation satellites how exactly?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

Also according to the administration, China's aerospace products' successful entry into the West Asia and North Africa markets will help the country expand its international market of commercial satellite launching services.
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it was not a flippant comment, it will actually make expansions to many services they may not have there.
the comment was mainly highlighting the control China are gaining around the world......not such a bad thing really, because our leaders are not doing the best of jobs.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.




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