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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:08 AM

Chinese weather satellite successfully launched

spaceflightnow.com said:

China launched a weather satellite Monday into a speedy perch over Earth's poles, beginning a three-year mission to provide Chinese meteorological authorities with imagery and data for incorporation into weather forecasts.

The Fengyun 3C spacecraft blasted off at 0307 GMT Monday (11:07 p.m. EDT Sunday) aboard a Long March 4C rocket from the Taiyuan launch base in northern China's Shanxi province. Liftoff was at 11:07 a.m. Beijing time.    

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