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China launches maritime monitoring satellite

China on Tuesday successfully launched a maritime monitoring satellite, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Aug 16, 2011 23:23 IST

China on Tuesday successfully launched a maritime monitoring satellite, Xinhua reported.

The Haiyang-2 orbiter was launched into space at 6.57am using a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Taiyuan city in Shanxi province.

The satellite will monitor the environment to prevent maritime disaster.